Group Mission Statement
We pursue study the dynamics of soft materials and biological systems using single molecule techniques. Recent work has focused on extending the field of single polymer dynamics to new materials, developing new methods to trap and manipulate single molecules and particles, and improving understanding of gene editing mechanisms. Learn more.
– Danielle was awarded first place for her talk on "Single Molecule Dynamics of Branched DNA Polymers" in the 14th Annual ChBE Graduate Research Symposium. Congrats to Danielle! Read more.
– Shivani Patel has joined the Schroeder group as a first year graduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome Shivani!
– Dr. Kejia Chen has joined the group after finishing her Ph.D. with Professor Steve Granick in Materials Science and Engineering. Welcome Kejia!
– Dr. Bo Li has joined the group after finishing his Ph.D. with Professor Zhiqun Lin at Georgia Tech. Welcome Bo!
– Utsav successfully completed his final defense, titled "Probing Surface Protein Patterning in Biological Systems using Fluorescence Nanoscopy." His future plans include a Research Engineering position at Intel Corporation in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations to Utsav!
– Luke has been awarded the FMC Technologies Graduate Fellowship for 2015-2016. The award was given for his project entitled "Genome engineering technology for treating human disease: A single molecule study”. Congrats to Luke!
– Amanda successfully completed her final defense, titled "Synthesis and Supramolecular Assembly of Biomimetic Materials." Her future plans include a postdoctoral research position with Matt Tirrell at the Institute for Molecular Engineering and the University of Chicago. Congratulations to Amanda!
Our recent manuscript entitled "Fluorescent Nanoconjugate Derivatives with Enhanced Photostability for Single Molecule Imaging" has been published in Analytical Chemistry. Congrats to Dan!
Our recent manuscript entitled "When Ends Meet: Circular DNA Stretches Differently in Elongational Flows" has been published in Macromolecules. Congrats to Kai-Wen and Chris!
Our recent manuscript entitled "Direct Observation of TALE Protein Dynamics Reveals a Two-State Search Mechanism" has been published in Nature Communications. Congrats to Luke!