Crunchy on the Outside, Soft on the Inside

A recent collaborative paper with the Meloni lab has hit the news. Fabian Castro, a third-year grad student, did work with help from the Meloni Crew on making room-temperature stable liposomes, proteoliposomes, and protein-detergent micelles. All the formulations were so stable they could be stored at room temperature and even mailed around the US in an envelope for weeks at a time. There are pretty big differences between the COVID-19 vaccine and the liposomes we used here, but it’s probably obvious what we are doing next.