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==Project Overview==
==Project Overview==
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*Our goal is to to design and implement molecular containers, which can be dynamically opened and closed by an external stimulus.
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*Our goal is to design and implement molecular containers, which can be dynamically opened and closed by an external stimulus.
*The containers will be implemented as DNA nanostructures, which afford a significant degree of positional control and chemical versatility.
*The containers will be implemented as DNA nanostructures, which afford a significant degree of positional control and chemical versatility.
*As an initial proof-of-concept, we plan to use our DNA containers to demonstrate controllable activation ("delivery") of anti-thrombin aptamers.
*As an initial proof-of-concept, we plan to use our DNA containers to demonstrate controllable activation ("delivery") of anti-thrombin aptamers.
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==Working Team Members==
==Working Team Members==
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*[[User:TChan|Tiffany Chan]] ([[User_talk:TChan|talk]])
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*[[User:TChan|Tiffany Chan]] ([[User_talk:TChan|talk]], [[Special:Contributions/TChan|edits]])
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*[[User:Kfifer|Katherine Fifer]] ([[User_talk:Kfifer|talk]])
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*[[User:Kfifer|Katherine Fifer]] ([[User_talk:Kfifer|talk]], [[Special:Contributions/Kfifer|edits]])
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*[[User:Vlau|Valerie Lau]] ([[User_talk:Vlau|talk]])
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*[[User:Vlau|Valerie Lau]] ([[User_talk:Vlau|talk]], [[Special:Contributions/Vlau|edits]])
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*[[User:Matthewmeisel|Matthew Meisel]] ([[User_talk:Matthewmeisel|talk]])
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*[[User:Matthewmeisel|Matthew Meisel]] ([[User_talk:Matthewmeisel|talk]], [[Special:Contributions/Matthewmeisel|edits]])
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*[[User:Lhahn|Lewis Hahn]] ([[User_talk:Lhahn|talk]], [[Special:Contributions/Lhahn|edits]])
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*TA: [[User:ShawnDouglas|Shawn Douglas]] ([[User_talk:ShawnDouglas|talk]], [[Special:Contributions/ShawnDouglas|edits]])
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==Recent Changes==
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Project Overview

  • Our goal is to design and implement molecular containers, which can be dynamically opened and closed by an external stimulus.
  • The containers will be implemented as DNA nanostructures, which afford a significant degree of positional control and chemical versatility.
  • As an initial proof-of-concept, we plan to use our DNA containers to demonstrate controllable activation ("delivery") of anti-thrombin aptamers.
  • We expect that molecular containers could have several interesting scientific and clinical applications, such as
    • Drug and gene delivery
    • Bio-marker scavenging (early detection of biomarkers)
    • Directed evolution (compartmentalized selections)
    • Using multiplexing for combinatorial chemical synthesis
    • Capture and stabilization of multiprotein complexes
    • Protein folding (chaperones)
    • Cell sorting

Working Team Members

Recent Changes

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