Fall Papers

Post date: Nov 12, 2014 12:21:04 AM

We have published 4 more papers this fall and are excited to share them.

1. Preston Landon, Joon Lee, Michael Hwang, Alexander Mo, and Brian Meckes contributed to the work on improving the kinetics of DNA strand displacement using inosine substitutions in the DNA strand. The work is entitled Energetically Biased DNA Motor Containing a Thermodynamically Stable Partial Strand Displacements State" and is published in Langmuir.

2. Brian Meckes and Fernando Arce studied the formation of connexin26 hemichannels in purified membranes with AFM. The full work is entitled "Atomic Force Microscopy Shows Connexin26 Hemichannel Clustering in Purified Membrane Fragments" and is published in Biochemistry.

3. Alexander Mo, Preston Landon, Chris Emerson, Siddartha Akkiraju, and Paula Anzenberg have developed a method produce to silica nanobowls from spontaneously formed silica nanoparticles partially encapsulating smaller polystyrene. The full work is entitled "Synthesis of Nano-Bowls with a Janus Template" and is published in Nanoscale.

4. Former visiting PhD student Raffella Fior and current PhD student Jeanie Kwok contributed to work on a MEMS device for cell stretching entitled "Biocompatible Optically Transparent MEMS for Micromechanical Stimulation and Multimodal Imaging of Living Cells" and is published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.