Many thanks to the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for the opportunity to speak at this month's AFRL Biotech Community of Practice Seminar Series, and many thanks to Dr. Aura Gimm, Program Officer for the Natural Materials & Systems division of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for this invitation.
PhD candidate Taryn Imamura has joined the lab! Welcome!!
Congratulations to Mitchell on the publication of his article "A Customizable DNA and Microsphere-Based, Magnetically Actuated Microswimmer" in the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems! Mitchell demostrated a hybrid top-down and bottom-up method for creating articulated magnetic microswimmers with control over microsphere separation.
Besh wishes to Mitchell as he begins medical school this Fall at the University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)!
Many thanks to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH for the R21 grant supporting our collaboration with the Slepian Lab at the University of Arizona! In this work we are developing nanosensors for instrumenting circulating cells like blood platelets.
Congratulations to Sriram Kumar, Alex Pearse and Ying Liu for their excellent work on gammaPNA nanostructures. "Modular self-assembly of gamma-modified peptide nucleic acids in organic solvent mixtures" was published in Nature Communications, and the work was highlighted at Phys.org in the article "Unlocking PNA's superpowers for self-assembling nanostructures" and on the CMU College of Engineering website news.
Emma won the Best PhD Teaching Assistant Award for her outstanding work as a TA in 24-352: Dynamic Systems and Controls. The MechE undergraduate students voted to select her as the best graduate TA for Spring 2020.
Thank you for your dedication and congratulations on your excellent teaching!
Susana has published her review on “Extending the Capabilities of Molecular Tension Sensors with DNA Nanotechnology” in the journal Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.
Prof. Taylor was interviewed about this effort by Michelle Wright from WTAE Channel 4 local news. The Facebook Live interview is available at this link: here.
The effort was also highlighted on the NSF-sponsored kids blog BrainsOn! from American Public Media. In the episode "Coronavirus: How to be a helper from home," Prof. Taylor talks about how face shields can help make other PPE like face masks last longer.
Special thanks to Emma Benjaminson and Diana Haidar (and the TechSpark team) for their dedicated efforts making this possible! And many thanks to our partner, Global Links!
Prof. Taylor's invited talk for Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices meeting (FNANO 2020) is available online: Youtube Video of Talk Congratulations to Sriram Kumar, Alex Pearse and Ying Liu on this work!
Also, for those who enjoy movies, Prof. Taylor's November 2019 seminar at the Robotics Institute is also available for viewing.