Alexander Marras

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

The University of Chicago

Alexander Marras
Postdoctoral Researcher

Alex Marras is a postdoctoral researcher at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago where he studies polyelectrolyte complexation with biomacromolecules in Professor Matt Tirrell's group. Marras received his PhD from The Ohio State University working with Carlos Castro in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His graduate research in structural DNA nanotechnology focused on the development of DNA-based mechanical mechanisms and methods for their rapid actuation. Marras has received multiple awards for his research accomplishments including the Presidential Fellowship at The Ohio State University and Best Poster prize at Foundations of Nanotechnology 2015, a preeminent international structural DNA nanotechnology conference.