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A high attrition rate in STEM-related subjects is in part due to the poor delivery of scientific content. Ineffective teaching typically results in poor understanding of the subject matter and ultimately affects career choices. Although animations significantly enhance student learning through visual-pictorial and auditory-verbal means, these technologies are still underutilized in science classes. In contrast to still images, animations can significantly increase student learning and curiosity.

In the Nguyen lab we develop animated PowerPoint lectures and experimental modules to explain highly complex scientific subject matters to high school students. We use visualizations to help high school students better understand how biomaterials can be therapeutically used to treat life-threatening diseases. You can find the videos here and please follow us on Youtube:

With kind support by the National Science Foundation:


Nanogels are like Sponges

by Camryn Byrum, Natalie Smith and Juliane Nguyen, PhD


Developing Therapeutics to Regenerate and Repair Cardiac Tissue

by Corinne Drabendorf and Juliane Nguyen, PhD

Therapeutic Materials and Drugs via Protein Engineering

by Aabir Sanyal, Adam Brown, PhD and Juliane Nguyen, PhD

Carrier-free Nanoplexes are like M&M’s

by Aabir Sanyal, Adam Brown, PhD and Juliane Nguyen, PhD


What Are Gap Junctions?
How can they be used for the delivery of nucleic acids?

by Corinne Drabenstott, Emily Bonacquisti, and Juliane Nguyen, PhD


What Are Exosomes? 

by Ananth Murthy and Juliane Nguyen, PhD


Using Exo-Codes – molecular zip codes – to repackage exosomes

by Corinne Drabenstott, Natalie Smith, and Juliane Nguyen, PhD