Welcome to the Izgu Lab website.


We are located in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.


Our lab is establishing an interdisciplinary research program to advance biotechnology, life sciences, and medicine by combining synthetic organic chemistry, molecular biology, and materials chemistry. Current efforts are focused on developing effective treatments and detection tools derived from small molecules and nucleic acids in the fight against various critical diseases that affect large human populations. The lab is also studying surface and interface chemistry to develop functional materials, specifically, adaptable and reusable point-of-care technologies. Other major research involves lipid biochemistry with an emphasis on finding methods by which new and biochemically advanced functions of cell membranes can be achieved.


Members of the Izgu Lab have the opportunity to learn a wide array of experimental techniques and carry out both fundamental and applied research in a collaborative environment.


A team of Rutgers faculty including E.C. Izgu receives funding from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation of Rutgers for studying synthetic cells.  

The lab receives the Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Grant Award. Thanks to the Rutgers, Office of Research and Economic Development for supporting our research.

E.C. Izgu receives the 2019 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Early Investigator Award. This award is also complemented with additional funding from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Thanks to ACS and CINJ for supporting our lab.