Graduate Students

Andrea Benvin Stadler

Ph.D. 2008

DNA Templated Supramolecular Assemblies of Cyanine Dyes

Rong Cao

Ph.D. 2003

Biomolecular Recognition: From Cyanine Dye-DNA Complexes to Recyclable Enzymes

Tudor Constantin

Ph.D. 2009

Selection and Characterization of RNA Aptamers that Bind Fluorogenic Cyanine Dyes

Bashkar Datta

Ph.D. 2004

Molecular Recognition Involving Guanine-Quartets and Hybrid Aptamers

Junriz Delos Santos

Ph.D. 2013

Biomolecular Labeling with Fluorescent Dyes: Making the Most of Nucleic Acid Architectures

Isil Dilek

Ph.D. 2003

Supramolecular Structures Involving Peptide Nucleic Acid

Anisha Gupta

Ph.D. 2013

PNA and the Rule of Four: Quadruplex, Duplex and Chimeric Complexes

Stuart Kushon

Ph.D. 2002

A Thermodynamic and Kinetic Study of the Binding of PNA Probes to DNA and RNA Hairpin Structures

Sabrina Lusvarghi

Ph.D. 2009

From Molecules to Organisms: Molecular Recognition Using Proteins, Peptides and Peptide Nucleic Acids

Violeta Marin

Ph.D. 2005

Thermodynamic and Kinetic Investigation of Nucleic Acid Molecular Recognition by Synthetic Oligomers and Small Molecules

Halimatu Mohammed

Ph.D. 2012

PNA-DNA Heteroquadruplex Formation: Optimization of PNA Structure, Recognition by Cyanine Dyes and Evaluation of Molecular Crowding Effects

Connor Murphy

Ph.D. 2010 (Biological Sciences)

Optimization of Guanine Quadruplex-targeted Peptide Nucleic Acids

Kelly Robertson

Ph.D. 2007

Nucleic Acid Reagents for Imaging and Detection

Kristen (Hannah) Roy

Ph.D. 2006

The Effects of Nucleic Acid Template and Dye Structure on Cyanine Dye Aggregation: An NMR and Optical Spectroscopic Investigation

Subhadeep Roy

Ph.D. 2007

Exploring Interactions of Peptide Nucleic Acids with Quadruplex Forming DNA Motifs

Nathaniel Shank

Ph.D. 2012

Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Probes for Biomolecule Detection

Last Known Position: Postdoctoral Associate, NIH (D. Appella)

Hayriye (Ozhalici) Ünal

Ph.D. 2010

Combining Biomolecules and Fluorogenic Cynanine Dyes into Novel Flourescent Labels

Miaomiao Wang

Ph.D. 2002

Interactions of Cyanine Dyes with DNA or PNA Duplexes: Formation of Supramolecular Structures

Kim Zanotti

Ph.D. 2011

Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Probes for Biomolecule Detection

Visiting Researchers

Xiaoliang Zhang


Visiting Professors

Dr. Massimiliano Lamberto

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Monmouth University


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Wendy Brotherton


Dr. Tumul Srivastava


Last Known Position: PNA Innovations

Dr. Anna Dembska

Dr. Ken Stensrud