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New NIH grant to Elting group

NC State Physicist Awarded $1.8 Million for Research on Cell Division     MIRA grant (Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award) from NIH’s National Institute of General Medical...

Three new papers from Weninger group

July saw three new papers from the Weninger Group: Hao, P., LeBlanc, S., Case, B.C., Elston, T.C., Hingorani, M.M., Erie, D.A., Weninger, K.R., “Recurrent mismatch...
DNA looping by MeCP2

New Paper in Epigenetics & Chromatin

A new paper by Ming Liu, advised by Drs. Riehn and Wang, has appeared in Epigenetics and Chromatin. Titled DNA looping by two 5-methylcytosine-binding proteins...

New paper in Nucleic Acids Research

A paper from a collaboration between the Weninger and Sagui groups has appeared in Nucleic Acids Research “Dynamics of strand slippage in DNA hairpins formed...

Final Defense Saroj Dangi

Congratulations to Dr. Saroj Dangi for defending his dissertation Nanoplumbing for a Single Molecule Study of DNA prepared under the direction of Dr. Riehn.
DMA drift in ionic strength gradient

New Paper by Drs. Movahed and Riehn

Dr. Movahed published a paper that reports the first observation of confinement-induced diffusophoresis of DNA in a new article in Nanotechnology. The work was supported...

Final Defense Scott Lindauer

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Lindauer for defending his dissertation “Flow-stabilized Solids: From Colloids to Bacteria” prepared under direction of Drs. Daniels and Riehn.

New Paper by Drs. Choi and Weninger

Drs. Choi and Weninger published a paper that describes the spontaneous switching among conformational ensembles in intrinsically disordered proteins in the journal Biomolecules.

Final PhD Defense Pengyu Hao

Congratulations to Dr. Pengyu Hao who defended his dissertation “Single Molecule Study of DNA Mismatch Repair” that was prepared under the direction of Dr. Weninger.

Biophysical Society Meeting 2019

Dr. Sharonda LeBlanc presented an oral paper on the function of DNA repair proteins stemming from a collaboration with Dr. Weninger. There were 4 poster...

NC State Biophysics @ March APS

Prof Elting presented work by Mark Begley probing the mechanical organization of k-fiber microtubule bundles. Saroj Dangi (Riehn group) presented a new device that will...

New paper by Saroj Dangi (Riehn group)

Graduate student Saroj Dangi has published a paper that introduces a velocity-dependent nanofluidic sorting device. To describe the device, he has adapted a drift-diffusion equation...

Elting lab presents at ASCB

Dr. Elting presented a poster in December at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Diego, CA on work from graduate student Marc...

New paper by LeBlanc

Sharonda LeBlanc (and co-workers in weninger group) publish new paper on DNA MMR Coordinated protein and DNA conformational changes govern mismatch repair initiation by MutS...

Paper by Elting

New review paper by Elting (getting good Twitter press) The Spindle: Integrating Architecture and Mechanics across Scales   Elting, Suresh, Dumont TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY (2018)...

Paper by Weninger Group: World-wide, 20 lab collaboration

Weninger Group paper in Nature Methods: A worldwide study involving 20 laboratories has established and standardized a method to measure exact distances within individual biomolecules,...

Carolina Biophysics Symposium, Oct 25-26

The 11th Carolina Biophysics Symposium will be on October 25th and 26th, 2018 at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC.  This year’s meeting will...