Research

  • Research topic I: DNA, normally acting as the carrier of genetic information, has also been used to assemble nanostructures with a variety of geometric shapes. One of our research focuses on programming synthetic DNA/RNA molecules to fabricate novel nanostructures/devices that work for sensors, drug delivery systems, and biophysical studies of protein-protein and other macromolecular interactions at the single molecule level.
  • Research topic II: Non-coding RNA (both long and short) mediated epigenetic inheritance in the ciliate Oxytricha. (Yes!  I am also interested in working with grads, and undergrads with biology background to study this amazing organism: Oxytricha.)