The Bailey-Hytholt Lab
Our research expertise is in biomaterials, drug and gene delivery, and diagnostics. Research in the Bailey-Hytholt lab applies concepts including lipid and polymeric material assembly, molecular interaction studies, and engineering cellular microenvironments. We use these skills to address critical unmet needs, particularly in the area of women’s health. By using chemical engineering and bioengineering approaches, goals of our research include improving the understanding of pharmaceutical and environmental toxicant interactions at the maternal-fetal interface, developing techniques that lead to early and non-invasive prenatal diagnostics, and formulating therapeutics for a range of conditions impacting women’s health.