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Dun Research Group – Temple University

The Dun research group is interested in the development, application, and commercialization of novel nanoprobes that enable nanosurgery of single cells and sub-cellular compartments.  Specifically, carbon-based nanoprobes offer significant advantages over existing commercial technologies such as probe durability, minimally damaging to cells, and multifunctional analytic capabilities.  In collaboration with several multidisciplinary groups from Temple University, Drexel University, and the University of Pennsylvania, the Dun group utilizes nanoprobes for intracellular delivery and the measurement of cell signals to study cellular functions.  NTI-funded research explores using carbon nanopipettes (CNPs) for the real-time detection of intracellular molecules through fluorescent microscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).  Long term, the Dun group aims to develop novel tools and techniques to analyze single and multiple cells for use in pharmacology and physiology.

 
For more information about the Dun research group visit their website.

Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania

“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as  a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”

–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania