Professor Montclare undergrad archive



#ThrowbackThursday: here I am as an #undergrad (many moons ago) with my classmate Ransford Clark & @fordhamchem advisor Jim Ciaccio. Both of us, #firstgeneration students! This is why @MontclareLabs hosts undergrads & k12 students in partnership w/ @NYUPolyK12STEM @SOAR_NYU.

April 6th, 2021|

What happens when a materials scientist walks into a protein #engineering lab?


According to alum Yao Wang, the answer is an incredible academic journey. Alum Yao Wang, was featured on NYU Tandon’s blog for her accomplishments and time working towards her PhD.…


#AAAS #scicomm #SciEngage #PhD #brooklyn #lablife #project365 #365today #womeninstem #chemistry #biochemistry #stem


April 1st, 2021|

Effect of Divalent Metal Cations on the Conformation, Elastic Behavior, and Controlled Release of a Photocrosslinked Protein Engineered Hydrogel

Congrats to @MontclareLabs Yao Wang & Xiaole Wang on their paper “Effect of Divalent Metal Cations on the Conformation, Elastic Behavior, and Controlled Release of a Photocrosslinked Protein Engineered Hydrogel” being accepted!

#welldone #biomaterials

March 25th, 2021|

Walking my own path

By Andrew Wang

As the saying goes, “If you feel like you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”. Throughout the years I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the company of some very smart people, not just in STEM but also diverse fields like journalism, law, politics. As much as I have tried to abide by that quote, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that doing so is also a constant source of stress. I couldn’t help comparing myself to those more well-spoken, more analytical, more put-together than me, who could seemingly summon knowledge on any topic on demand and held an unshakeable image of confidence. When surrounded by such people, it’s easy for me to feel like we’re not cut from the same cloth, or that I lacked aptitude.

This was the case for me and biomedical engineering. Despite being interested in biomedical science and engineering since a formative event in my childhood (a topic for another time!), while an undergrad at Berkeley I pursued a biochemistry degree because I had doubts that I could match up to the more rigorous requirements of the bioengineering major. While there were many interesting aspects of biochemistry, there were also classes that I didn’t really care for.

As a result, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and joined a robotics club called Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) on campus despite knowing almost nothing about mechanical or electrical engineering. PiE is mostly an engineering club, but it’s one with a social mission – to help local underserved high school students become interested in STEM through robotics mentorship with low barriers to entry.

March 23rd, 2021|

The promise of engineered proteins

Meet @m_meleties & @dustygr8britton, the Chemical & Biomolecular #Engineering graduate students delivering on the promise of engineered proteins #NYUTandonMade





March 22nd, 2021|

Lindsay Hill being matched at USTW !

We would like to congratulate lab alumna Lindsay Hill for being match at USTW ! This is big step in your career the best of luck to you.




#AAAS #scicomm #SciEngage #PhD #lablife #project365 #365today #womeninstem #chemistry #biochemistry #stem #match2021 & #womenshistorymonth

March 21st, 2021|

SOAR Initiative Highlight

Our lab’s PhD candidate, Jonathan Sun was featured on @nyutandon for his work on @Jkmontclare‘s SOAR initiative. Check out what he says the experience is like in the story below:…





#AAAS #scicomm #SciEngage #PhD #brooklyn #lablife #project365 #365today

March 15th, 2021|

ACS New York

March 11th, 2021|

What I Want to be When I Grow Up

By Jacob Kronenberg


When I was little, I wanted to be an inventor. At the age of five, my grandmother told me that I descended from Thomas Edison. I did some investigating and it turns out that my grandmother’s grandfather was friends with Thomas Edison’s father, Samuel Edison. It’s a tenuous connection, but when you’re five, that’s more than enough. When I wasn’t building structures from Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, or Legos, I was sprawled out on my floor drawing solutions to the problems in my life with crayons. I remember dreaming up an automatic sorter to organize my messy room and a device to let me insert straws into Capri-Sun juice pouches without poking through the back side. You see, childhood’s most pressing problems. I was drawn to stories where the brilliant and solitary engineer devises thousand patents. If anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew what to tell them.


In school, I focused on science extracurriculars. I joined the Science Olympiad team in middle school because I loved the competition and the excitement of a new problem. Plus, it was the hot thing to do in middle school. Believe me. Science is cool. All of those competitions prepared me for the height of my middle school science career, the epic eighth grade sludge test. Our science teacher mixed up a sludge and we had to use our knowledge of chemistry to separate and identify components from the glumpy sludge. While many other kids were frustrated by this impossible task, I reveled in the scientific problem solving challenge.


Outside of school, I was trying to invent too. I’d go over to my best friend’s house and build [...]

March 11th, 2021|


In light of #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate the @MontclareLabs women researchers who are making their contribution to science & engineering! Thank you

Neta Ben Or, Alara Tuncer &Ash Lakshmi! #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM



March 8th, 2021|