These unique electronic devices consist of a field-effect transistor that is functionalized with a biomolecule. The conductance is controlled by the gate potential but can be modulated by biomolecular interactions or conformational changes. The remarkable properties of carbon nanotubes make them especially attractive as channel materials.
INTERFACING BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING
In the BEE lab we develop miniaturized bioelectronic platforms for basic science and diagnostic applications. The lab designs new hybrid tools integrating functional biomaterials with electrically conductive nano and microinterfaces.
Our diverse research involves multiple disciplines in natural sciences and engineering. We engage in fundamental research such as bio-electrochemistry, electrochemical imaging of human and bacterial cells, study of biomolecular interaction kinetics and molecular electronics as well as translational research such as biosensors (electronic and electrochemical).
We seek to explore the complex relationships between health and nutrition and study the effects of dietary compounds on functional biomarkers by leveraging the advantages of micro and nanoelectronics.