Postdoctoral scholar in the Molecular Systems Lab
Phone: 617 632 5189. Fax: 617 432 7828
Office: Room 530-6B, Center for Life Sciences Boston
Mail: Wyss Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle, CLSB 5th Floor,
Boston, MA 02115
I started my postdoctoral research in Prof. William Shih’s lab and Prof. Peng Yin’s Lab at Harvard from 2009. I obtained my Ph. D. in chemistry from Arizona State University in 2009. My research at ASU was supervised by Prof. Hao Yan.
My research is focused on DNA nanotechnology. It is the design and manufacture of artificial nucleic acid structures for technological uses. Nucleic acids are engineered to form prescribed structures, via programming DNA sequences to carry structural information instead of genetic information. Nucleic acid structures can be engineered to interface with other molecules such as proteins, metallic nanoparticles, quantum dots, and fullerenes, to construct materials and devices with a wide range of functionalities.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis and gourmet food.