Maxim D. Frank-Kamenetskii, Ph.D.

Photo of Dr. Maxim Frank Kamenetskii

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

M.Sc., Ph.D., Biophysics, Moscow Physical-Technical Institute
Sc.D. (IVth degree), Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Phone: (617) 353-8498
Fax: (617) 353-8501
Email: mfk@bu.edu
Office: SLB 208
Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

DNA structures; DNA topology; DNA functioning, PNA (peptide nucleic acid).

Current Research

Dr. Frank-Kamenetskii’s research is focused on theoretical and experimental studies of various DNA structures and their relations to DNA functioning in the cell. He and his co-workers discovered a novel DNA structure, triplex H-DNA, and elaborated a comprehensive theoretical approach to treat DNA topology, namely, knots and supercoils. His current interests include the development of new approaches to sequence-specific recognition of duplex DNA using Peptide Nucleic Acid (PNA), a synthetic DNA analogue.

graphic of synthetic DNA analogue

Publications

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