News

Updates about lab personnel, new publications, and conferences.

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

December News

posted Dec 3, 2015, 3:48 PM by Alexander Mo   [ updated Dec 17, 2015, 10:59 AM ]

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.

November New Paper

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:16 PM by Alexander Mo   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 4:26 PM ]

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.

Nov. Changes

posted Nov 16, 2015, 5:00 PM by Alexander Mo   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 5:00 PM ]

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.

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