We are a multidisciplinary group that develops new techniques to detect molecular interactions occurring on biological surfaces and molecular transport in biological nanostructures. Interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to contact us to discuss potential research projects!
The movie at the right shows the patterned photobleaching of a fluorescent protein (cholera toxin-FITC conjugate) bound to a planar supported lipid bilayer containing ganglioside GM1. GM1 is the primary cell surface receptor molecule recognized by cholera toxin. These movies were collected using a Nikon Ti-E inverted microscope.