Dragnea Group Photo

Pictured(L-R)

Pooja Saxena | Bogdan Dragnea | Irina Tsvetkova | JB Holmes | Eun Sohl Koh

Mercedes Hernando Perez | Cheng Zeng | Maryam Zahedian | Virginia Smith

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Principal Investigator

Romania USA
Bogdan Dragnea

Provost Professor

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Biochemistry

 

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How do I keep this crazy bunch under control?

 

Research Scientist

Russia
Irina Tsvetkova

Irina B Tsvetkova Ph.D. Email

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How self-assembly can be used for building new materials? Experiments in spherical crystallography with virus proteins and nanoparticles.

 

PostDocs

India England
Pooja Saxena

Pooja Saxena Ph.D. Email

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How does biological selection pressure translate into Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) thermodynamics?

 

Spain
Mercedes Hernando

Mercedes Hernando Perez Ph.D. Email

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Can Atomic Force Microscopy unveil how bacterial adhesives work under water?

 

Graduate Students

USA
Virginia Smith

Virginia Marie Smith Email

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How can we measure and understand the mechanisms for genome delivery by viruses?

 

Korea
Eun Sohl Koh

Eun Sohl Koh Email

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Can we measure and induce nanoscale chemical transformations using real-time photothermal microscopy? Experiments and simulations of interfacial chemical transformations in nanoparticles.

 

USA
Cheng

Cheng ZengEmail

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How stiff is the virus (and why should we care)?

 

Iran
Maryam Zahedian

Maryam ZahedianEmail

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Can light be used to control the chemical equilibrium of nanoparticles in aqueous solution? Experiments and simulations in nanoparticle electromagnetics.

USA
Joseph Holmes

Joseph "JB" HolmesEmail

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Based upon a local rule of repulsive pair potential and a carefully controlled central field, can a phyllotactic array of nanoparticles be obtained experimentally via a self-assembly process?

 

Undergraduate Students

USA USA
Zach Lee Christine Yang

Zachary LeeEmail

Christine Yang Email