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|Research Interests and Projects
Study fundamental optical properties of nanoparticles
and use nanoparticles to study important physical systems - specifically
nanomotors. Applying light forces
and light torques in unique ways to nanoscopic systems to study microfluidics of dilute polymers. In addition, we are interested in computational techniques for determing forces and torques on particles trapped by light in the Mie regime, where the particle size and wavelength of light are comparable. I am also actively collaborating with biophysicists in the department to
improve drug delivery via aptamers (oligonucleotides). We are trying to develop single-cycle techniques for selecting aptamers that can be useful for therapeutics or diagnostics. Another area of research involves modeling the behavior of dopamine uptake in the brains of rats and mice under varying biochemical or external influences. Specifically, we are trying to model the effects of cocaine on dopamine uptake. In addition, we are developing improved probes for voltametric probing of dopamine concentrations in rat and mice brains. More
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