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Our research focuses on utilizing surface chemistry, micro- and nanofabrication to create functional materials that can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as cell microenvironment engineering, sensing, and other analytical platforms. We combine our fabricated structures with various fluorescence microscopy techniques, such as epifluorescence, TIRF, single molecule tracking, FCS, and FRET, to probe the biomolecular interactions that occur between the structured biomaterials and the cells or biomolecules of interest. Through this approach we aim at understanding the interactions that occur between biomolecules and the role that biomaterial patterns play in nature.
I am currently seeking highly motivated graduate students interested in conducting experimental research in one of the following areas: development of new biomaterial micro patterning techniques, development of bench top fabrication approaches, development of single molecule and super resolution analysis methods, investigation of biomolecular interactions through single molecule techniques. Post-doctoral candidates with external funding interested in our lines of research are also welcome.If you are interested in joining our research group, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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