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Alexander Mo


PhD.  Materials Science and Engineering  UCSD

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Project: Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer

Research Interest: silica colloidal chemistry, janus particles, drug delivery, DNA self assembly, 

  1. Mo AH, Landon PB, Emerson CD, Zhang C, Anzenberg P, Akkiraju S, Lal R. "Synthesis of nano-bowls with a Janus template" Nanoscale. 2014 Nov 28.
  2. Landon PB, Lee J, Hwang MT, Mo AH, Zhang C, Neuberger A, Meckes B, Gutierrez JJ, Glinsky G, Lal R. "Energetically biased DNA motor containing a thermodynamically stable partial strand displacement state." Langmuir. 2014 Nov 25;30(46):14073-8. doi: 10.1021/la503711g.
  3. PB Landon, AH Mo, C Zhang, CD Emerson, AD Printz, AF Gomez, CJ DeLaTorre, DAM Colburn, P Anzenberg, M Eliceiri, C O'Connell, R Lal." Designing Hollow Nano Gold Golf Balls" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014.  DOI: 10.1021/am502519x.
  4. AH Mo, PB Landon, B Meckes, MM Yang, GV Glinsky, R Lal. “An on-demand four-way junction DNAzyme nanoswitch driven by inosine-based partial strand displacement” Nanoscale, 2014, 6 (3), 1462-1466.
  5. PB Landon, AH Mo, CT Ramos, JJ Gutierrez, R Lal. “Facile, Green Synthesis of Large Single Crystal Copper Micro and Nanoparticles with Ascorbic Acid and Gum Arabic” Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 2013, 3, 332.
  6. JT Nevill, A Mo, BJ Cord, TD Palmer, M-m Poo, LP Lee and SC Heilshorn. "Vacuum soft lithography to direct neuronal polarization". Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 343-347.
  7. A Mo, S Heilshorn. "Toward a Merged Microfluidic/Microelectrode Array Device for Culture of Unidirectional Neural Network". Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1272, 1272-KK09-06, 2010.
  1. AH Mo, P Landon, S Dossou, S Akkiraju, R Lal, “Synthesis of nanobowls with a Janus template,” Oral. American Chemical Society Fall Meeting (2015) Boston, MA
  2. AH Mo, P Landon, R Lal. “DNA based Dual-Spring Cross Shaped Nanoactuator” Oral. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (2012) San Francisco CA, 
  3. AH Mo, P Landon, R Lal, “DNA Zipper Based Devices and Future Applications,” Poster. American Chemical Society Spring Meeting (2012) San Diego, CA
  4. B Meckes, A Gillman, AH Mo, P Landon, FT Arce, Ratnesh Lal, “A Conducting AFM Tip,” Poster. Biophysical Society Meeting (2012) San Diego, CA
  5. P Landon, AH Mo, Ratnesh Lal, Poster “DNA Zippers” Biophysical Society Meeting  (2012) San Diego, CA.
  6. A Mo, Sarah Heilshorn.”Toward a Merged Microfluidic/Microelectrode Array Device for Culture of Unidirectional Neural Network”.  Poster.  Materials Research Society Spring Conference, (2010)  San Francisco, CA.
  1. Best Poster Honorable Mention.  Materials Research Society Spring Conference, (2010)  San Francisco, CA.
  2. SMART Scholarship Semi-finalist (2009) –Dept of Homeland Security sponsored fellowship.
  3. Stanford CPIMA (NSF-Funded) Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences Program (2007)