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At the Lal Nano-bio-imaging and Devices Laboratory, we have two large thrusts in basic science and technology development centered on our expertise in biological imaging with atomic force microscope (AFM). with addtional interest in nanotechnology development in support of biomedical sciences.

In the past we have used the AFM-based multi modality imaging and functional mapping to study protein misfolding, cell-cell and cell-surroundings interactions. We also hope to further improve upon AFM design and application. By these efforts our goal is make AFM a common-place technology useful in the study of normal and pathophysiology, formation of preventive strategies, and characterization of therapeutics among other things.

Professor Lal








Recent Announcements

  • Paper Our latest work with amyloid patheogenesis is published in in Chemical Society Reviews with contributions by Fernando Arce and Srinivasan Ramachandran.  It can be found here.
    Posted Apr 9, 2014, 6:21 PM by Alexander Mo
  • Candidacy Congratulations to Alexander Mo for passing his senate exam.  He advances to Candidacy in the Materials Science and Engineering Program!  He will continue his work on drug delivery particles
    Posted Apr 9, 2014, 6:17 PM by Alexander Mo
  • March paper trio Its spring and that means more papers have been published!  Congratulations to Laura ConnellyBrian Meckes,  and Alan Gilman, on their paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces describing a system ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 4:03 PM by Alexander Mo
  • Biophysical Society Meeting 2014 Presentation Our former undergraduate summer student Amanda Woodcock and her graduate mentor Brian Meckes gave a successful oral presentation at the 2014 Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA.  They presented ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2014, 2:27 PM by Alexander Mo
  • November Paper Congratulations to Alexander Mo and Preston Landon on their paper published in Nanoscale describing a four way junction DNA nanoswitch that can selectively turn on and off a DNA enzyme ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2013, 12:12 PM by Alexander Mo
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