The NanoThermal Bioengineering Laboratory focuses on fundamental understanding of the bio-nano interface and translating this to biomedical applications. Current efforts focus on the thermo-plasmonic fundamentals and its effects at the interface between biological systems and nanomaterials. Specifically, experimental techniques and methods will be developed to understand the effects of nanoparticle plasmonic heating on proteins and other biomolecules immediately surrounding the nanoparticle. This leads to new enabling tools for fundamental research, and to applications in both diagnostic and therapeutic areas.
We are always looking for highly motivated individuals to join our laboratory. With the interdisciplinary nature of the work, candidates with different backgrounds (engineering, biology, chemistry etc) are welcome to apply.
Our manuscript on protein denaturation, "Correlated Parameter Fit of Arrhenius Model for Thermal Denaturation of Proteins and Cells", has been accepted in Annals of Biomedical Engineering and will be online soon.
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