News

Updates about lab personnel, new publications, and conferences.

March News

posted Mar 6, 2017, 3:32 PM by Joon Lee

We welcome our new visiting scholar Prof. Rongzhang Hao. He is from Beijing Institute of Disease Control and Prevention.

February News

posted Feb 17, 2017, 1:03 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 4:15 PM ]

Grace successfully passed her Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Joon for his new publication in ACS Chemical Neuroscience!

Amyloid β Ion Channels in a Membrane Comprising of Brain Total Lipid Extracts. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00006

January News

posted Feb 17, 2017, 12:45 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 2:47 PM ]

We welcome our new lab members!
Nathan Khosla, Jay Sheth, Xin Xu, Yushuang Liu, Akshat Saraf and Abhijith Karkisaval!

October News!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 4:43 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 4:47 PM ]

We welcome our new undergraduate students, Arjun Roy and Sami Kazmi!

September News!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 4:33 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 4:45 PM ]

Congratulations to our amazing high school students, Gitanjali and Priyanka, are on The San Diego Union-Tribune! Please check out here.

Also, congratulations to Joon on his new papers!
Please check out the papers.
1. Small molecule NPT-440-1 inhibits ionic flux through Aβ1–42 pores: implications for Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2016.06.001
2. Gap Controlled Plasmon-Dielectric Coupling Effects Investigated with Single Nanoparticle-Terminated Atomic Force Microscope Probes. Nanoscale 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c6nr03432b

August News!

posted Aug 8, 2016, 4:19 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 3:27 PM ]

We welcome our new group member, Leif Antonschmidt, from Max Planck Institute!

He's going to work with us for next 6 months studying amyloids using AFM.

Nanobowls Offer a Way to Magnetically Deliver Drugs in the Body

posted Aug 8, 2016, 3:48 PM by Joon Lee

News article was released for our recent publication in Nanoscale 2016 (Mo et al). Congratulations!
Below is the link to the news article.


June News: Local high school students discover early detection of ovarian cancer.

posted Jun 28, 2016, 11:14 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Jun 28, 2016, 11:19 PM ]

Our amazing high school students, Gitanjali and Priyanka, are on TV Channel 6 news on their work!
Congratulations!

Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations

posted Jun 28, 2016, 11:09 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Jun 28, 2016, 11:19 PM ]

Many news articles were released for our recent publication in PNAS 2016 (Hwang et al). Congratulations!
Below is the link to the article from Jacob school of engineering.
Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations

New Publications in the first half of 2016

posted Jun 28, 2016, 10:52 PM by Joon Lee   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 1:54 PM ]

Congratulations to Alan GillmanJoon Lee, Nirave Patel, Alex Mo, Preston Landon, Woraphong Janetanakit, Michael Hwang, Karla Santacruz Gomez, David Alex Colburn, Samuel Dossou, Vrinda Sant, Paul Sud, Sid Akkiraju and Chen Zhang on their amazing work on these following publications in the first half of 2016!

  1. Jang H, Arce FT, Lee J, Gillman AL, Ramachandran S, Kagan BL, Lal R, Nussinov R. Computational Methods for Structural and Functional Studies of Alzheimer’s Amyloid Ion Channels. Protein Amyloid Aggregation: Methods and Protocols. 2016:251-68. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2978-8_16
  2. Santacruz-Gomez K, Silva-Campa E, Melendrez-Amavizca R, FT Arce, Mata-Haro V, Landon PB, Zhang C, Pedroza-Montero M, Lal R, Carboxylated Nanodiamonds Inhibit γ-Irradiation Damage of Human Red Blood Cells. Nanoscale 2016, 8, 7189–7196. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06789H
  3. Feinstein HE, Benbow SJ, LaPointe NE, Patel N, Ramachandran S, Do TD, Gaylord MR, Huskey NE, Dressler N, Korff M, Quon B. Cantrell KL, Bowers MT, Lal R, and Feinstein SC. Oligomerization of the microtubule‐associated protein tau is mediated by its N‐terminal sequences: implications for normal and pathological tau action. Journal of neurochemistry. 2016 Apr 1. DOI: 10.1111/jnc.13604
  4. Mo AH, Zhang C, Landon PB, Janetanakit W, Hwang MT, Santacruz Gomez K, Colburn DA, Dossou SM, Lu T, Cao YB, Sant V. Sud P, Akkiraju S, Shubayev V, Glinsky G, and Lal R. Dual-functionalized Theranostic Nanocarriers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2016 May 4. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b02761
  5. Mo AH, Landon P, Gomez KS, Kang H, Lee J, Zhang C, Janetanakit W, Sant V, Lu T, Colburn DA, Akkiraju S. Dossou S.Cao Y.Lee KVarghese S,Glinsky G and Lal R.Magnetically-responsive Silica-gold Nanobowls for targeted delivery and SERS-based sensing. Nanoscale. 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C6NR02445A 
  6. Hwang M. T., Landon PB, Lee J, Choi D, Mo AH, Glinsky G, Lal R, Highly Specific SNP Detection Using 2D Graphene Electronics and DNA Strand Displacement. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2016. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1603753113 (for press release check here)
  7. Gillman AL, Lee J, Ramachandran S, Capone R, Gonzalez T, Wrasidlo W, Masliah E, Lal R, Small molecule NPT-440-1 inhibits ionic flux through Aβ1–42 pores: implications for Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2016.06.001

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