Biomedical physics research

Biomedical physics deals with applications of physics to questions of biology and medicine. It is an interdisciplinary field of science that involves the application of subspecialties of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer sciences for the growth and development of medical science and healthcare.

Nanomechanics Laboratory

Professor Peter Hoffmann

My research interestes include experimental condensed matter physics: studies of interatomic & intermolecular forces using atomic force microscopy, forces, currents, and charges in nanostructures, forces associated with liquid ordering and bonding in biological molecules, development of state-of-the-art AFM/STM.

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YM Huang Laboratory of Computational Biophysics

Professor Y. Mindy Huang
 
We are a vibrantc omputational molecular modeling group. The central goal of our work is to understand the fundamental mechanism of biomolecular recognition and diffusion processes by using theoretical and classical mechanical models. Our research involves the development and application of computational methods to address biologically and medically important problems. We are at the interface of physics, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and computer science.
 
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Kelly Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics and Membrane Biophysics

Professor Christopher V. Kelly

In the Kelly Lab, we employ a variety of experimental and computational methods to explore the nanoscale properties of membranes. In particular, we focus on novel sub-diffraction-limited optical methods, many of which we are developing ourselves. We are in the process of developing single-molecule localization setup with TIRF and SPIM!

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Experimental condensed matter physics

Professor Ratna Naik

Ratna's recent research efforts have been focused on the investigation of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, multiferroic nanocomposites for sensor applications, and Li-iron phosphates and silicates cathode materials as well as Li-La-Zr-oxide solid electrolytes for Li-ion battery applications. She has over 200 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings in various fields of physics. She has developed and taught courses in various spectroscopy and material characterization techniques.

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Sakamoto Laboratory

Associate Professor Takeshi Sakamoto

Our research interests include:

  • 2D/3D imaging at the nanometer level
  • Collective analysis at the single-molecule level
  • Single molecule to ensemble work,
  • Cytoskeletal organization: deafness and cancer
  • Kinetics and mechanical force study for heart failure

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