Maxim D. Frank-Kamenetskii, Ph.D.

Professor (BME, MSE)

  • Office SLB 208
  • Phone (617) 353-8498
  • Fax (617) 353-8501

Professor (BME, MSE)

  • Primary Appointment Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Education 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
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Honors and Awards Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2008
  • Areas of Interest DNA structures; DNA topology; DNA functioning, PNA (peptide nucleic acid).
  • Research Areas 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.


Affiliation: Affiliated Faculty (MSE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (BME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (MSE)