Derek Luong

Doctoral Student 

Phone: 413-535-8318


B.A., Chemistry: 2013
Clark University, Worcester, MA

Current Research

Synthesis of peptide-dendrimer conjugates for biomaterial functionalization


EP Childers, NZ Dreger, AB Ellenberger, MB Wandel, K Domino, Y Xu, D Luong, J Yu, D Orsini, RH Bell, C Premanandan, SD Fening*, ML Becker* “Enhanced Rotator-cuff Repair Using Platelet-Rich Plasma Adsorbed Branched Poly(ester urea)s” Biomacromolecules, 2018, submitted.

JA Wilson, D Luong, AP Kleinfehn, S Sallam, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker* “Magnesium catalyzed polymerization of end functionalized poly(propylene maleate) and poly(propylene fumarate) for 3D Printing” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140(1), 277–284. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09978.
– Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News.

Yanyi Xu†‡⊥, Derek Luong†⊥, Jason M. Walker§, David Dean§, and Matthew L. Becker “Modification of Poly(propylene fumarate)–Bioglass Composites with Peptide Conjugates to Enhance Bioactivity” Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18 (10), 3168–3177