Faculty Research Series 2: Biomedical Engineering at Small Scales
Sep 20, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||West Laville Study|
|Contact Name||Granger Babcock|
Honors College students
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Todd Monroe heads the Biophotonics and BioMEMS Laboratory; he is interested in application of bioengineering principles at the molecular and cellular level. HIs research includes the design and control of nucleic acid bioactivities through the use of light-sensitive "cage" chemistries that render target molecules inactive until exposed to near-UV light. His research group, along with collaborators in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Engineering, is utilizing these technologies to control the spatial and temporal activity of hybridization, gene expression and silencing, and nucleic acid probe design for application in gene targeting and biosensing. Related projects include functionalization of nanoparticles and characterization of cellular metabolic activities in microfluidic environments for diagnostic applications. Come and find out what all this means, and why Professor Monroe has directed many Honors College Theses.