Hettiaratchi Lab

Biomaterials for Protein Delivery and Tissue Engineering

Harnessing natural affinity interactions for precise protein delivery

Welcome to the Hettiaratchi Lab

We are a bioengineering research group at the University of Oregon’s Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

We welcome new lab members from all backgrounds and recruit through a variety of science and engineering graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Oregon.

Our Approach

We combine expertise in chemical and biomedical engineering to design biomaterials to control protein delivery to injured tissues.

Directed Evolution for Protein Delivery

Cell-Instructive Biomaterials for Bone Repair

Predictive Bio-transport Modeling

Funding Sources

We are grateful for funding from the Collins Medical Trust, OHSU Medical Research Foundation, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance.

June 2024

Congratulations to Alyssa Chi for being awarded the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

May 2024

Congratulations to Jenna Khachatourian on winning an award for her oral presentation at the 2024 Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Spring Symposium!

Jonathan Dorogin is deemed a Cameron Innovation Fellow after winning an award through the Oregon Innovation Challenge!

Congratulations to Payton Jefferis for being awarded the VPRI Fellowship for summer research!

Congratulations to Caroline Foskett for being awarded the University of Oregon SPUR summer fellowship!

Congratulations to Armaan Hajar for accepting an internship at Intel!

April 2024

David Frey is awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! Congratulations, David!

Justin Svendsen is featured in the Oregon Quarterly for his collaborative work and with the College of Business through an Oregon Innovation Challenge award!

Jonathan Dorogin is named to the 2024 CAS Future Leaders Top 100 program list! 

January 2024

Congratulations to our 2024 Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars: Madeleine Ford and Alayna Huque!

December 2023

Congratulations to Justin Svendsen for winning the Knight Campus Research Collaboration Award!

May 2023

Congratulations to Madeleine Ford for winning the VPRI Undergraduate Research fellowship!

Juan Garcia is awarded the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

January 2023

The lab also receives an Extramural Research Grant from MTF Biologics! Read more about the award here!

Congratulations to our 2023 Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars: Morrhyssey Benz, Payton Jefferis, and Jenna Khachatourian!

December 2022

Marian is awarded a prestigious CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation. Check out more in the article featured on the Knight Campus website!

November 2022

Congratulations to Jonathan Dorogin for being awarded the prestigious NSERC PGS-D fellowship!

July 2022

Jonathan Dorogin wins a TERMIS Travel Award for the 2022 TERMIS-AM conference in Toronto!

June 2022

Congratulations to both Morrhyssey Benz and Madeleine Ford for each receiving a University of Oregon SPUR summer fellowship!