Abramson Lab



We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, materials scientists, and healthcare professionals with a passion to develop drug delivery and bioelectronic medical devices that improve the clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients worldwide.

Our Lab: In the Heart of Atlanta

The Abramson Lab recently opened its doors in August 2022 as the newest group to join the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology. Located in the center of Atlanta, our lab will tap the engineering expertise of Georgia Tech and the medical expertise of the Emory School of Medicine to develop the next generation of ingestible, implantable and wearable medical devices.

Our Research: Tissue Interfacing Robotic Therapeutics

Wearable, ingestible, and implantable medical devices hold profound implications in medicine, supporting a new generation of personalized and automated therapies with higher patient compliance and faster diagnostic feedback. In our lab, we develop technologies that physically interact with targeted tissues through programmable geometric and material transformations to enable previously unachievable therapeutic and sensing capabilities.

Our Impact: Quantifiable Patient Benefits

Our inventions include pills capable of delivering drugs that traditionally require injection such as insulin, as well as wearable sensors enabling the rapid assessment of cancer therapeutics through real-time tumor progression monitoring. Some of our devices have even entered clinical trials!

Join Us: Starting August 2022

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive lab environment where every team member is treated with kindness and respect.

Ph.D. Students

Admitted students should directly email Alex. We welcome students from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds, including Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, as well as students from other departments such as Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering affiliated with the interdisciplinary bioengineering program. Inquiries should be sent to (aabramson6 at gatech dot edu) and should include "Prospective PhD: Abramson Lab" in the subject line.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Prospective Fellows should email Alex with a cover letter, CV, and a 5 slide presentation that summarizes their past research accomplishments. Please arrange for a letter of reference to be sent as well. Our lab will support scholars in their applications for NIH, NSF, and other prestigious fellowships. Currently, our lab only has spots for funded postdoctoral fellows, but please check back regularly for new openings. Inquiries should be sent to (aabramson6 at gatech dot edu) and should include "Prospective Postdoctoral Fellow: Abramson Lab" in the subject line.

Undergraduates

Georgia Tech Undergraduates seeking a dynamic and supportive lab environment with a focus on translational medical research should email Alex with a statement of interest and a CV. We are always seeking motivated and curious students from any discipline. During longer tenures, students can expect to become co-authors and co-inventors on papers and patents. Inquiries should be sent to (aabramson6 at gatech dot edu) and should include "Prospective Undergraduate: Abramson Lab" in the subject line.

Visiting Scholars and MDs

Prospective Visiting Scholars, such as Master's Students, Ph.D. students, and Medical Scientists, should email Alex with a cover letter, CV, and a 1 slide presentation that summarizes their past research accomplishments. Please arrange for a letter of reference to be sent as well. Our lab will support scholars in their applications for funding and fellowships. Currently, our lab only has spots for funded visiting scholars. Inquiries should be sent to (aabramson6 at gatech dot edu) and should include "Prospective Postdoctoral Fellow: Abramson Lab" in the subject line.