|2014 - Present||Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology ‐ Chemistry|
|2013 - 2014||Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University|
|2010 - 2013||Postdoc research scientist, Columbia University ‐ Chemistry and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics|
Biochemistry DNA-based Self-Assembly Nanotechnology Nanomaterials, Engineering DNA-based nanostructures to control functional nanomaterials, characterize their optical and chemical properties for making novel devices, and develop applications in biomedical, electronic and material fields, Studying biomolecular interactions at the single molecular level using self-assembled DNA nanostructure templates, and Developing methodology for merging the “top-down” lithography with “bottom-up” self-assembly nanofabrication techniques to create nanomaterial-based devices and biosensors
|2018 - Present||Toward a Molecular Computer: Scaling up Programmable single-molecule Junctions Based on DNA self-assembly|
|National Science Foundation (U.S.)|
|Role: Principal Investigator|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2017 - Present||Member, Material Research Society||2014 - Present||Member, The ACS South Central Missouri Section||2009 - Present||Member, International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering||2008 - Present||Member, American Chemical Society|
Honors and Awards
- Tappmeyer Excellence in Teaching, Chemistry of Missouri S&T (2016-2017)
- University of Missouri Faculty Scholars (2015-2016)
- Tappmeyer Excellence in Teaching, Chemistry of Missouri S&T (2015-2016)
- Outstanding services to 7th Asia-Pacific Biotech Congress (2015 )
- MacCracken Fellowship, New York University (2003-2008)
|January 2010||Ph.D. in Chemistry, New York University|
|July 2003||M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Beijing University of Technology|
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Research Works (25)
Exploring the Addressability of DNA Decorated Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles with ...
Bioconjugate Chemistry (2018)
The hybridization of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), along with other nanomaterials, has encouraged applications in biomedical imaging, plasmonic enhancement, and catalysts. ...
Time-Lapse Live Cell Imaging to Monitor Doxorubicin Release from DNA ...
Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2018)
Self-assembled DNA nanostructures have attracted significant research interest in biomedical applications because of their excellent programmability and biocompatibility. To develop ...
2',2'-Ligation Demonstrates the Thermal Dependence of DNA-directed Positional ...
An oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) containing a 2'-aminoalkylmercaptouridine was ligated chemically with another ODN containing a 2'-carboxyalkylmercaptouridine to produce a 2',2'-amide linked ...