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

  • Senate exam passed
    Congratulations to Michael Hwang on passing his Senate exam and advancing to PhD Candidacy in the Materials Science and Engineering program.  He will be working on an improved DNA sensor
    Posted May 11, 2015, 11:30 AM by Alexander Mo
  • AIMBE Fellow
    Congratulations to Prof. Lal on his induction into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.  The AIMBE has recongized Prof Lal for "applications of atomic force microscopy for nanoscale biophysical and biochemical understanding of membrane protein structures, protein misfolding diseases and nanomedicine." Prof Lal was formally inducted at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. and AIMBE's 2015 Annual Meeting in March.  For more information, click here.
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 10:50 AM by Alexander Mo
  • Winter Updates
    Congratulations to Fernando Arce, Brian Meckes, Jeanie Kwok, Joon Lee, and Nirav Patel on presenting at the recent AFM Biomed Conference in La Jolla, CA last month (December 2014).

    We wish Srinivasan Ramanchandran all the best on his transition to a job in industry in the SF Bay Area. Congratulations on the new job!

    We also welcome Karla Santacruz, PhD, a visiting scientist from Universidad de Sonora in Sonora, Mexico. 
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 6:03 PM by Alexander Mo
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