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
May 2013- Congratulations to our newest Ph.D graduates Mark and Natt on a succesful thesis defense!
May 2013- Congratulations to Mark, Dayong, Thua, Kwang, Jason, Natt, Ken and our collaborators from Clarkson, Oleksandr and Sergiy - their paper titled "Thermostable Branched DNA Nanostructures as Modular Primers for PCR" has just been accepted to Angwandte Chemie!
December 2012- Congratulations to Prof. Luo, who has been elected as a College Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)!
December 2012- Congratulations to Roanna, Natt, Jason and Hoon – their Method paper is published in Industrial Biotechnology, Dec 2012 and also made the cover!
December 2012- Read about our latest DNA hydrogel paper by Songming, Dayong, Ed and LuoLab alumni in the Cornell Chronicle,. and other news media including NBCnews, MSNBC, Scientific American, Popular Science, C&En, Discovery News, The Business Insider, R&D MAgazine, Science Daily, phys.org, Gizmodo, Science Codex, AZo Nano, and Eureka!
November 2012-Congratulations to Songming, Dayong, Ed, and former Luolab people (JB, Hoon, Hisa, and Nokyoung) -- their paper "A Mechanical metamaterial made from a DNA hydrogel" has been published by Nature Nanotechnology!