Scott Medina

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Scott Medina

Research Summary

Design of bio-inspired functional materials that serve as new tools in precision medicine. Understanding how peptides and proteins assemble at natural and non-natural interfaces to form organized structures with unique biochemical functions. The design of nano- and micro-scale biomaterials to develop new biosensing and therapeutic strategies to treat infectious disease, inflammation and cancer.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Peptides Peptide Cells Hydrogels Gels Amino Acids Ultrasonics Ligands Surface Tumors Dendrimers Adhesives Neoplasms Hydrogel Drug Nanoconjugates Dna Enzymes Liposomes Nanoparticles Macrophages Therapeutics Antigen Pharmaceutical Preparations Water

Most Recent Publications

Atip Lawanprasert, Atip Lawanprasert^, Andrew W. Simonson, Andrew Simonson^, Sarah Sumner, McKayla Nicol, Sopida Pimcharoen, Sopida Pimcharoen^, Girish S. Kirimanjeswara, Scott Medina*, 2022, Biomacromolecules on p. 1158-1168

Targeted and transient opening of the blood brain barrier in discrete neurocircuits and brain regions

Nicole A. Crowley, Scott H. Medina, 2022, Neuropsychopharmacology

Janna N. Sloand, Janna Sloand^, Tyler Culp, Nichole M. Wonderling, Enrique D. Gomez, Scott Medina*, 2021, Advanced Functional Materials

Andrew W. Simonson, Todd M. Umstead, Atip Lawanprasert, Bailey Klein, Sarah Almarzooqi, E. Scott Halstead, Scott H. Medina, 2021, Biomaterials

Matthew R. Aronson, Scott H. Medina, Michael J. Mitchell, 2021, APL Bioengineering

Janna N. Sloand, Michael A. Miller, Scott H. Medina, 2021, Peptide Science

Atip Lawanprasert, Alda Chau, Janna N. Sloand, Sean Hannifin, Scott H. Medina, 2021, ACS applied materials & interfaces on p. 5989-5998

Fluorinated Peptide Biomaterials

Janna Sloand^, Michael Miller^, Scott Medina*, 2020, Peptide Science on p. e24184

Supramolecular Peptide Assemblies as Antimicrobial Scaffolds

Andrew Simonson^, Matthew Aronson^, Scott Medina*, 2020, Molecules on p. 2751

Andrew W. Simonson, Matthew R. Aronson, Scott H. Medina, Scott H. Medina, 2020, Molecules

Most-Cited Papers

Michael C. Giano, Zuhaib Ibrahim, Scott H. Medina, Karim A. Sarhane, Joani M. Christensen, Yuji Yamada, Gerald Brandacher, Joel P. Schneider, 2014, Nature Communications

Daniel J. Smith, Gabriel A. Brat, Scott H. Medina, Dedi Tong, Yong Huang, Johanna Grahammer, Georg J. Furtmüller, Byoung Chol Oh, Katelyn J. Nagy-Smith, Piotr Walczak, Gerald Brandacher, Joel P. Schneider, 2016, Nature Nanotechnology on p. 95-102

Enzyme-activated nanoconjugates for tunable release of doxorubicin in hepatic cancer cells

Scott H. Medina, Maxim V. Chevliakov, Gopinath Tiruchinapally, Yasemin Yuksel Durmaz, Sibu P. Kuruvilla, Mohamed E.H. ElSayed, 2013, Biomaterials on p. 4655-4666

Scott H. Medina, Stephen E. Miller, Allison I. Keim, Alexander P. Gorka, Martin J. Schnermann, Joel P. Schneider, 2016, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition on p. 3369-3372

Scott H. Medina, Sandra Li, O. M.Zack Howard, Micah Dunlap, Anna Trivett, Joel P. Schneider, Joost J. Oppenheim, 2015, Biomaterials on p. 545-553

Targeting hepatic cancer cells with pegylated dendrimers displaying N-Acetylgalactosamine and SP94 peptide ligands

Scott H. Medina, Gopinath Tiruchinapally, Maxim V. Chevliakov, Yasemin Yuksel Durmaz, Rachell N. Stender, William D. Ensminger, Donna S. Shewach, Mohamed E.H. Elsayed, 2013, Advanced healthcare materials on p. 1337-1350

Souvik Biswas, Scott H. Medina, Joseph J. Barchi, 2015, Carbohydrate Research on p. 93-101

Scott H. Medina, Brian Bush, Maggie Cam, Emily Sevcik, Frank W. DelRio, Kaustav Nandy, Joel P. Schneider, 2019, Biomaterials on p. 1-11

Scott H. Medina, Megan S. Michie, Stephen E. Miller, Martin J. Schnermann, Joel P. Schneider, 2017, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition on p. 11404-11408

Scott H. Medina, Joel P. Schneider, 2015, Journal of Controlled Release on p. 317-326

News Articles Featuring Scott Medina

First round of funded projects announced from the Benkovic Research Initiative

Four projects have been announced as recipients of funding from the Patricia and Stephen Benkovic Research Initiative, which supports risky, highly innovative investigation at the interface of chemistry and the life sciences.

Inhalable aerogel triggers immunity to COVID-19 in mice, may block transmission

An inhalable "aerogel" loaded with DNA that encodes for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein successfully induces an immune response against COVID-19 in the lungs of mice, according to new research conducted at Penn State.

Engineers find imaging technique could become treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Penn State College of Engineering researchers set out to develop technology capable of localizing and imaging blood clots in deep veins. Turns out their work may not only identify blood clots, but it may also be able to treat them.

Smart Antibacterial Avoids Collateral Damage, Potential Blowback

Calling for the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics can be as indiscriminate as saying, “Kill them all; let God sort them out.” Either way, one may eliminate the good along with the bad, courting blowback, that is, repercussions that are as unwelcome as they are unpredictable.

Resist the resistance: Fighting the good fight against bacteria

In an effort to reduce the potential infection-caused 10 million deaths worldwide, Penn State researcher Scott Medina has developed a peptide, or small protein, that can target a specific pathogen without damaging the good bacteria that bolsters the immune system.