We are a single molecule biophysics laboratory at the Physics Department of Kent State University. We study biological systems using high resolution fluorescence microscopy methods at the single molecule level. In particular, we are interested in studying DNA/RNA structures and DNA-protein interactions. Another aspect of our research is developing new methods to facilitate the study of such biological systems. Our research projects are at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry and we collaborate with researchers from these disciplines.
Time for a very late update
Parastoo Maleki and Allan Leishman are the latest members of our lab. Chad Frutig graduated with a Physics BSc degree and is currently working towards an MBA at KSU. Haroon Qureshi is another official graduate from the lab. Haroon completed an MSc degree in Biological Sciences and is currently working towards a PhD in the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. We wish both of them good luck in their new places.
A very good news on the publications front. Our paper on the competition between POT1/TPP1 and RPA to access telomeric DNA has been published in PNAS.
Both the Biophysical Journal and Nature Communications articles are available online now (see Publications page for links).
Thanks to Burroughs Wellcome Fund that recently selected Hamza's proposal for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2013 Collaborative Research Travel Grant.
Two important updates:We have been awarded a College of Arts and Sciences Research Resources Award. We will finally have a Plasma Cleaner!
Our paper on RPA-GQ interactions is accepted at Biophysical Journal.
The proposal by Chad and Hamza has been funded by University Research Council (undergraduate researcher category)
Dominic accepted the offer from University of Rochester Biomedical Engineering Department. The offer comes with full support for is graduate studies.
Chad was awarded an REU at University of California at Los Angelos for this summer.
Sujay is awarded the University Fellowship which is given to one graduate student from each department.
Congratulations to all.
Our first paper is published at Journal of Physical Chemistry.