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

  • Papers and Passages
    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.
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 6:11 PM by Alexander Mo
  • Thesis Defense
    Congratulations to Alan Gillman on successfully defending his PhD thesis work on amyloid beta interactions with a model lipid bilayer using PLB electrophysiology.
    Posted Aug 5, 2015, 6:31 PM by Alexander Mo
  • New Summer Students
    We would like to welcome new undergraduate students for the summer Vrinda SantDaniel Vong, and Nur Okyay.  They will be assisting different projects in the lab.
    Posted Aug 5, 2015, 5:49 PM by Alexander Mo
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