The group was officially started in January of 2000. Initial work focused on patterning proteins and immunoassay-atomic force microscopy. We have since moved towards synthesizing nitric oxide-releasing materials, developing new therapeutics, and designing chemical sensors for the management of diseases. In any given semester, the group consists of 8-10 graduate students, a post-doctoral research fellow, and 3-5 undergraduate students. Tomorrow's projects are especially interesting.
Students in the group are broadly trained in the area of analytical and materials chemistry. Projects span biology, biomedical engineering, materials science, organic chemistry, and medicine.
Our current and future research include applying what we have learned from our fundamental studies of nitric oxide storage and release to the design of new therapeutics and chemical sensors. Our attention is focused on developing technologies that facilitate the clinical diagnosis and treatment of infections and chronic wounds, and the management of diabetes.