Welcome to LuoLabs
Nucleic acids play a critical role in living organisms as the carriers of genetic information. Our research focuses on using DNA and RNA as both generic and genetic materials.
We at LuoLabs have been using DNA as a true polymer and have developed generic DNA materials, including tree-shaped DNA, DNA gels and DNA-nanoparticle hybrid assemblies. With these novel DNA materials, we are exploring real-world applications ranging from biological materials in diagnostics, pharmaceutics, protein production, drug delivery, cell culture and optoelectronics.
Latest Lab News
December 2013- Congratulations to Shawn, Jason and Tom on their recently accpeted Angewandte Chemie paper "Crystallization of DNA–Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates in High- Concentration, Divalent Salt Environments"!
November 2013- Check out the press coverage for our most recent publication where we report clay hydrogel's potential role in the birth of life on earth and in creating the complex biochemicals that make life possible! Cornell Chronicle, Science Recorder, Science Daily, Nature World News, National Monitor, University Herald, FoxNews, The Daily Mail, The Register, HNGN, UPI, TopNews US, Newstrack India, iScienceTimes, French Tribute, Science World Report, PhysOrg, Newsroom America, Science 2.0, Sci-News, Australasian Science, LV Guardian Express, The Telegraph, The Christian Science Monitor, EurekaAlert!, and Austrian Tribute!
November 2013- Congratulations to Dayong, Songming, Mark, Tiffany, Ed, Anna and our collaborators for their new Scientific Reports publication, "Enhanced transcription and translation in clay hydrogel and implications for early life evolution"
September 2013- Congratulations to Thua, Jinhui, Mark, Songming, Dayong and our collaborators for their new JACS publication , "A Universal DNA-based Protein Detection System"
June 2013- Congratulations to Songming and our collaborators for their publication , "Gravity and Surface Tension Effects on the Shape Change of Soft Materials" published in Langmuir
June 2013- Congratulations to Brant Lai, our undergrad researcher who has been awarded a prestigious RCPRS fellwoship!