Joia earned a Ph.D. in Physics as a member of the Dogic Lab studying self-assembly and raft formation in colloidal membranes.
MRSEC Research in the Dogic Lab
“In the Dogic lab, we look a lot at materials built out of biological components. Specifically, I’m looking at membranes built out of rod-like viruses, specifically how interactions of rafts suspended in these membranes depend on the membrane composition. This system is a model membrane system that gives us insight into much more complicated membranes – such as the cell membrane and how membrane proteins might interact.”