Penn Researchers Use Nanoscopic Pores to Investigate Protein Structure

The Penn researchers’ translocation technique allows for the study of individual proteins without modifying them. Samples taken from a single individual could be analyzed this way, opening applications for disease diagnostics and research.  

The study was led by Marija Drndić, a professor in the School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Physics & Astronomy; David Niedzwiecki, a postdoctoral researcher in her lab; and Jeffery G. Saven, a professor in Penn Arts & Sciences’ Department of Chemistry.  

It was published in the journal ACS Nano.

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