Since my PhD, I have been focused my research on the transport of native, partially and completely unfolded proteins through solid-state and protein nanopores. I now work on transport of neutral polymers, electrical/optical detection of DNA for sequencing applications, and on third generation hybrid nanopores using small solid-state nanopores.
Single-molecule biophysics has always fascinated me and I'm keen to learn and enhance my knowledge in the interdiciplinary fields of science. I will be working at the interface of biophysics and nanotechnology.
Scientific Activities: My research interests include probing RNA structure using nanopores, which entails detection of various RNA folds, interactions with drugs, and differentiation of native RNA species at the single-molecule level. I am also working on multiplexed nanopore detection using various approaches.
Expert on complex nanofabrication, single-molecule measurements, nanopores, and optical devices. Developed nanopore zero-mode waveguides as tools to focus individual biomolecules for single-molecule optical interrogation and DNA sequencing.
Current position: Postdoc with Gurol Suel, UC San Diego.
Postdoctoral Associate, 2012 - 2014. Current position: Mirkin Lab, Northwestern U. Fluent in instrumental design and software interface design (LabVIEW, Arduino), multi-project leadership and development, biochemical assay development, and other skills.
Current: Ph.D. student in physics, TU Munich (Simmel Lab). Built various apparati, LabVIEW/electronics guru, and developed various types of new nanopore-based experiments.
Undergraduate co-op researcher, 2011 - 2012. Helped with setting up lab, used AFM to investigate self-assembly of peptides on various surfaces.
Current: Ph.D. student in neuroscience, University of Michigan
Undergraduate researcher, 2013. Purified DNA constructs using gel electrophoresis and other tools.
Current: Medical Student, University of Glasgow, Scotland