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Bio-related Scanning Probe Techniques

DNA Project

DNA project was a collaboration with a professor in the Vet School. He was creating patterns with DNA and RNA.

DNA figure

DNA images are AFM of DNA on mica. This was a collaboration with Prof Kaufman from the Vet School.


Muscle Project

Muscle project was developing methods of characterizing tissue with AFM
heart are from the muscle project. Wu group in the Surgery department at the med school.

measurement project 1

measurement technique -- we measured the change in stiffness as we penetrated into the tissue to calculate the elastic modulus.

measurement project 2

results -- control tissue was soft, untreated infarcted were stiff, and treating the infarcted tissue reduced stiffness.