Nano-Bio-Imaging and Devices Laboratory

About the Lab

At the Lal Nano-Bio-Imaging and Devices Laboratory, we have two large thrusts in basic science and enabling technology development centered on our expertise in multiscale imaging 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

Recent Announcements

  • December News
    Congratulations to QingQing Yang, Alexander Mo and Jeanie Meckes for passing their respective exams.
    •  Qingqing passed her Senate exam on the use of multimodal AFM/electrophsiology to study ion channels in lipid membranes.  
    • Alexander Mo successfully defended his thesis work on synthesis and characterization of Janus nanoparticles and DNA devices for guided drug delivery purposes.  
    • Jeanie Meckes successfully defended her dissertation on meniscus pathology in osteoarthritis at multiple lengths scales.
    Also Congratulations to Fernando Arce on his faculty appointment at the University of Arizona!  We wish all our advancing lab members well.
    Posted Dec 17, 2015, 10:59 AM by Alexander Mo
  • November New Paper
    Congratulations to Nirav Patel and  Srinivasan Ramachandran on their work with "Ion Channel Formation by Tau Protein: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease and Taupathies". It can be found in the journal Biochemistry.

    Congratulations to Jeanie Kwok her work in "Histopathological analyses of murine menisci: implications for joint aging and osteoarthritis". In can be found the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

    Posted Dec 10, 2015, 4:26 PM by Alexander Mo
  • Nov. Changes
    We would like to welcome masters student, Tianyu Liu, Bradford Rippe, and Ritvek Vasan. Tianyu will be working on electrophysiology measurements of amyloid peptides, Bradford and Ritvek will be working on nanoparticle design and synthesis

    We also wish Prof. Karla Santa Cruz well as she heads back to her institution at the University of Sonora.
    Posted Nov 16, 2015, 5:00 PM by Alexander Mo
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