Some of my science-based artwork and artistic representations of scientific results.

 
 

Designed DNA crystals. A false-colored image of microcrystals self-assembled from tensegrity triangle DNA motifs. The motifs span three-space and are tailed with sticky ends so they connect with each other to form a three-dimensional crystalline lattice. Scale bar: 10 µm.

A superhero suit for DNA nanostructures. Applications of DNA nanostructures in diagnostics, therapeutics and biomolecular analysis. Back cover in the journal Small.

MicroRNA detection using DNA nanoswitches. A DNA nanotechnology-based approach, the miRacles assay, offers a cheaper and non-enzymatic alternative to detect microRNAs directly from cellular RNA extracts. Cover image created for the journal Trends in Biochemical Sciences.

TERS for DNA detection. Tip-enhanced Raman imaging of single-stranded DNA with single base resolution. Cover image created for Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).

Paranemic crossover (PX) DNA. A motif in DNA nanotechnology used to connect topologically closed molecules, to assemble a 3D object, and to create 2D DNA crystals. Cover art designed for the journal Chemical Reviews.

DNA based memory device. A stylistic portrayal of the DNA nanoswitch used to demonstrate a rewriteable 5-bit memory system. Looped conformations of DNA nanoswitches (center piece) collectively provide 1's and unlooped conformations are 0's, encoding the words "Hello World", with a gel electrophoresis readout. Cover image created for Nucleic Acids Research.

A third strand for DNA nanotechnology. Triplex-forming oligonucleotides are starting to find room in DNA nanotechnology and offer the ability to create self-assembled lattices, reconfigurable objects and nanoscale machines and devices. Cover image created for Nucleic Acids Research.

Sticky ends. DNA structures can be assembled using complementary single stranded regions called sticky ends.

DNA microcrystals.  DNA nanostructures can assemble into designer DNA crystals. Micrometer sized crystals can be used to study using femtosecond electron laser.

DNA microcrystals. DNA nanostructures can assemble into designer DNA crystals. Micrometer sized crystals can be used to study using femtosecond electron laser.