Aaron Sue

Graduate Researcher

Interdepartmental Biological Sciences (IBiS)
2205 Tech Drive, Hogan 2-100
EvanstonIllinois 60208 United States
Phone: (847) 809 5896


Aaron began his scientific career at Indiana University in Bloomington, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. During his undergraduate training, he did research in a materials chemistry lab under Dr. Sara Skrabalak. The Skrabalak Lab is interested in exploring the mechanisms of formations of metallic nanoparticles using solution-based and ultrasonic spray pyrolysis techniques. Aaron’s project specifically focused on factors that influence the morphology of bimetallic nanoparticles using the seeded co-reduction method. Additionally, he is still involved in ongoing research in the lab exploring results from some of his initial experiments.

Aaron is currently a graduate student at Northwestern University under the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences (IBiS) program. He recently joined a co-advisement between Richard Morimoto and Luís Amaral. His thesis project is exploring the intertissue communication of the heat shock response ( HSR ) in the nematode C.elegans. The project aims to both alleviate diseased tissue through signalling from a distal tissue, as well as building the network of signalling proteins/molecules that are responsible for systemic regulation of the HSR .


  • B. Sc. Biochemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington (2011)

Selected Communications

  • Annual Nanotechnology Symposium Louisville, KY, United States (Sep 2011)
  • PINDU Inorganic Symposium Bloomington, IN, United States (Nov 2011)
  • Inorganic Annual Alumni Symposium Bloomington, IN, United States (Oct 2011)