Dragnea Group Photo


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

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



Principal Investigator

Romania USA
Bogdan Dragnea

Provost Professor

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Biochemistry



How do I keep this crazy bunch under control?


Research Scientist

Irina Tsvetkova

Irina B Tsvetkova Ph.D. Email


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



Graduate Students

Virginia Smith

Virginia Marie Smith Email


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


Maryam Zahedian

Maryam ZahedianEmail


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

Joseph Holmes

Joseph "JB" HolmesEmail


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?

Arathi Anil Sushma

Arathi Anil SushmaEmail


How can we manipulate light-matter interactions at the nanoscale?

Safeer Alvi

Safeer AlviEmail


How stiff is the virus and why should we care?


Undergraduate Students

Zach Lee Christine Yang

Zachary LeeEmail

Christine Yang Email