Lab member Jungyeon (Alice) Lee has written and successfully published a review article titled "Nucleic Acid Paranemic Structures: A Promising Building Block for Functional Nanomaterials in Biomedical and Bionanotechnological Applications."
You can read it here!
Our group designs, constructs, and applies DNA and RNA nanostructures and nanodevices. By exploiting Watson-Crick base pairings, we can fold a long nucleic acid strand, a scaffold strand, into a desired form through self-assembly. We create both 2D and 3D nanostructures and even some that can move and change conformation! Our work also entails interfacing DNA with other functional materials and characterizing those materials. The applications of DNA and RNA nanostructures includes: biosensing, drug delivery, bioimaging, and computing.
Our lab is moving!! Our new lab is in LSC1 from Olson. Keep up with our move in the gallery page!