Biology is the nanotechnology that works. In a typical cell, matter is precisely manipulated at the nanoscale, components are assembled into large molecular machines and structures that move, reconfigure and adapt. Using ideas from DNA nanotechnology, we're trying to engineer similarly complex, functional nanoscale devices. We self-assemble DNA into complex circuits, templates and spatial patterns for controlled delivery and sensing.
You can learn more about our research here.
Recent group news:
July 2013: Congratulations to Abdul M. Mohammed, whose paper "Directing Self-Assembly of DNA Nanotubes Using Programmable Seeds" is now out in Nano Letters.
May 2013: The group received a grant from the Department of Energy's Biomolecular Materials Program!
May 2013: Congratulations to Chanon Tuntivate, who received a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for his summer project!
December 2012: Rebecca received an NSF CAREER award.
December 2012: "Self-assembly of multicomponent structures in and out of equilibrium" is published in Physical Review Letters.