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Duncan, Gregg

Duncan, Gregg
Assistant Professor
4116 A. James Clark Hall
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Research Interests 

Nanodiagnostics, nanotherapeutics, complex biological fluids & interfaces, lung diseases


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Florida State University

Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Current Research Projects 

  • Nanoscale biophysics of lung airway mucus clearance
  • Nanobiosensors of lung disease
  • Inhaled viral gene therapy for lung diseases

Honors and Awards 

  • 2017: Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface
  • 2017: Gordon Research Conference Carl Storm Fellowship
  • 2016: Johns Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine Research Excellence Award
  • 2015: Society of Rheology Meeting Best Poster Award
  • 2014: NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2010: NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Graduate Fellowship
  • 2009: Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering William H. Schwarz Fellowship 

Professional Memberships 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Thoracic Society, American Physical Society, Biophysical Society, Controlled Release Society, Society of Rheology

Selected Publications 

Duncan GA, Jung J, Joseph A, Thaxton AL, West NE, Boyle MP, Hanes J, Suk JS. “Microstructural Alterations of Sputum in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease”. JCI Insight, 1(18), e88198, 2016.

Duncan GA, Jung J, Hanes J, Suk JS. “The Mucus Barrier to Inhaled Gene Therapy”. Molecular Therapy. 24(12), 2043-53, 2016.

Kim N*, Duncan GA*, Hanes J, Suk JS. “Barriers to inhaled gene therapy of obstructive lung diseases: A review”. Journal of Controlled Release. 465–488, 2016. *=co-first author

Duncan GA, Gerecht S, Fairbrother DH, Bevan MA. “Diffusing Colloidal Probes of kT-scale Biomaterial-Cell Interactions”. Langmuir. 32(46), 12212-20, 2016.

Duncan GA, Fairbrother DH, Bevan MA. “Diffusing Colloidal Probes of Cell Surfaces”. Soft Matter, 12(21), 4731-8, 2016.

Duncan GA, Bevan MA. “Computational Design of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems for Selective Targeting”. Nanoscale, 7(37), 15332-40, 2015.

Duncan GA, Bevan MA. “Tunable Aggregation By Competitive Biomolecular Interactions”. Langmuir, 30(50), 15253-60, 2014.

Duncan GA, Bevan MA. “Colloidal Potentials Mediated by Biomolecular Interactions”. Soft Matter, 10(42), 8524-32, 2014.