At the Lal Nano-bio-imaging and Devices Laboratory, we have two large thrusts in basic science and enablingtechnology development centered on our expertise in multiscaleimaging and mechanics with atomic force microscope (AFM). In parallel, we specialize in nanosensors and devices, including controlled on-demand theranostic delivery
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. Recently we have expanded our capabilities in nanomaterial based carriers for biological applications
Congratulations to Vrinda Sant and Daniel Vong presented their work on the synthesis of silica Janus particles at the UCSD Summer Undergraduate Research Conference.
Congratulations to Nirav Patel for passing his Senate Exam on ocean microbe metabolism studies using AFM
Congratulations to Alexander Mo, Jay Janetanakit, and Preston Landon on the publication of their paper entitled " Asymmetric Colloidal Janus Particle Formation Is Core-Size-Dependent" in Langmuir.
Congratulations to Alexander Mo on presenting his work on Janus nanoparticle synthesis at the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston and receiving a GSA Travel Grant to help cover the cost of the trip.