We work at the interface of living systems and engineered devices and surfaces.  There are interesting phenomena to be discovered at the fundamental scales that need understanding of chemical interactions in the physical terms.  We use high-speed imaging and novel algorithms in analyzing the large datasets acquired from the measurements at such small scales.

Single-Cell Analysis

  • Aptamer-functionalized substrates

  • Nucleic acid aptamers in cancer research

  • Proliferation of neural cells on nanotextured glass

  • Competitive binding energy analysis for cell detachment

  • Cancer cell isolation and cytology on nanotextured aptamer-functionalized substrates