Bio-related Scanning Probe Techniques
DNA project was a collaboration with a professor in the Vet School. He was creating patterns with DNA and RNA.
DNA images are AFM of DNA on mica. This was a collaboration with Prof Kaufman from the Vet School.
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 technique -- we measured the change in stiffness as we penetrated into the tissue to calculate the elastic modulus.
results -- control tissue was soft, untreated infarcted were stiff, and treating the infarcted tissue reduced stiffness.