Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Helping you understand, create, and characterize nanomaterials

Design, Engineering, and Synthesis of Biomolecular Building Blocks

Produce, modify, and integrate a range of structural and functional biomolecules with nanoscale synthetic materials and systems

Because native biological molecules are, in general, poorly suited for use in synthetic systems, this capability is focused on developing building blocks motors with enhanced stability and providing strategies for bridging living and non-living components through a common interface and functional material or system.

Capabilities include:

Contact: George Bachand

Research Highlights:
Kinesin-recruiting microtubules exhibit collective gliding motion while forming motor trails
Tsitkov, S.; Song, Y. C.; Rodriguez, J. B.; Zhang, Y. F.; Hess, H. ACS Nano 2020, 14, 16547-16557. doi:

The effects of osmolytes on in vitro kinesin-microtubule motility assay
VanDelinder, V.S.; Sickafoose, I.; Imam, Z.I.; Ko, R.; Bachand, G.D. RSC Adv. 2020, 10, 42810-42815. doi:

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