Heidi Culver
Postdoctoral Research Associate


B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2017

Research Interests

Investigation of polymers as molecular recognition agents for biosensing applications 


  • H.R. Culver, I. Sharma, M.E. Wechsler, E.V. Anslyn, N.A. Peppas, “Charged Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Nanogels for Use as Differential Protein Receptors in a Turbidimetric Sensor Array,” Analyst Just accepted.
  • H.R. Culver, N.A. Peppas, “Protein-imprinted polymers: The shape of things to come?” Chem. Mater. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01936.
  • H.R. Culver, J.R. Clegg, N.A. Peppas, “Analyte-responsive hydrogels: Intelligent materials for biosensing and drug delivery,” Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50 (2), 170-178.
  • H.R. Culver, S.D. Steichen, N.A. Peppas, “A closer look at the impact of molecular imprinting on adsorption capacity and selectivity for protein templates,” Biomacromolecules 2016, 17 (12), 4045-4053.
  • H.R. Culver, S.D. Steichen, M. Herrera-Alonso, N.A. Peppas, “A versatile route to colloidal stability and surface functionalization of hydrophobic nanomaterials,” Langmuir 2016, 32, 5629-5636.
  • J.L. Santos, Y. Li, H.R. Culver, M.S. Yu, M. Herrera-Alonso, “Targeting denatured collagen through collagen mimetic peptide decorated conducting polymer nanoparticles,” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 15045-15048.
  • H.R. Culver, A.M. Daily, A. Khademhosseini, N.A. Peppas, “Intelligent recognitive systems in nanomedicine,” Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 2014, 4, 105–113.