Nano-Bio Interface Laboratory

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We are an interdisciplinary research group developing optical nanomaterials for imaging and manipulation of inorganic and organic/biological materials. One goal of these materials is to characterize and control cellular processes, and to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that determine nanoparticle-cell interactions. Additional goals include the development of novel plasmonic sensor materials and the characterization of the physical effects behind these structures. Lab members come from a variety of backgrounds, including biochemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biomedical engineering and materials science engineering.

Current research areas include:
• Plasmon Coupling Microscopy
• BioPlasmonics
• Artificial Virus Nanoparticles
• Nanoscale Biophysics
• Cell Membrane Organization and Signaling