Shear Lab in the News


How artificial homes for pathogens may lead to better medicine

Jell-O And Lasers: A New Way To Study Bacteria

Here comes the neighborhood

Lasers 3-D Print A Home For Bacteria

3D Printing Bacteria

Microscopic 'bacterial zoos' built out of jelly

Arranging Bacteria in 3-D


Scientists 3-D Print Tiny Cages That Imprison Bacteria

"A lithography technique for fabricating complex, free-floating protein structures" Nanowerk Spotlight
"Lobster-Pot Science: Building tiny houses to study how bacteria behave in natural environments" The Scientist
"A Quorum of One? Or of Millions?" Faculty of 1000, Evaluations, November 11, 2010.
Jodi_News "Microbe Trapping" Science, Editors' Choice, October 29, 2010.


"Cross-disciplinary research targets smart materials" OnCampus Video, The University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 16, 2009.
"Bacteria swim for power" Chemical Technology, Highlights, July 22, 2009.
"Hydrogels bend on command" Materials Today, News, Aug. 21, 2008.

"Materials science: Protein gels on the move"

Nature, News and Views, Aug. 7, 2008.

"Unfurling a Protein-based Fiddlehead"


"Blowing Up the Bacterial House"


"Building a Room for a Bacterium"  Photonics Spectra, March, 2007.

"Probing cellular systems with chemistry"  Nature Chemical Biology, March, 2007.

"Laser cookie cutter"  Science photo gallery from Scientific American, Feb. 15, 2007.

"Pick a shape, any shape"  Chemical and Engineering News, Feb. 12, 2007.
"New microfabrication technology announced"  United Press International, Feb. 8, 2007.
"Device puts cells in the flow"  Chemical and Engineering News, Aug. 14, 2006.
"Building protein microstructures with less expensive lasers" Biophotonics International, May, 2006.
"Microfabrication in cellular milieus" Chemical and Engineering News, Oct. 3, 2005.
"Location, Location, Location" Analytical Chemistry, A-page, September, 2005.
"Perry signs $200 million in technology incentives into law" News 8 Austin, June 13, 2005.
"Crosslinking protein matrix directs neuron growth" Chemical and Engineering News, Nov.15, 2004.
Chemistry Highlights 2003: "Sensors and Analysis" Chemical and Engineering News, December 22, 2003.
"Separations in a flash" Chemical and Engineering News, March 10, 2003.

Technology Review: 1999 Young Innovator, Jason Shear