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.
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.
YM Huang Laboratory of Computational BiophysicsProfessor Y. Mindy Huang
Kelly Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics and Membrane Biophysics
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!
Experimental condensed matter physics
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.
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