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2013

March 2014- Congratulations to Songming who has been awarded the Chinese Goverment Award for Outstanding students abroad!

March 2014- Congratulations to Jason Kahn who has been awarded the distinguished Lady Davis Trust Fellowship to conduct post-doctoral research with Prof. Itamar Willner at the Hebrew University in Israel!

March 2014- Congratulations to our undergraduate, Swati, who has recieved the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship!

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

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!

2012

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!

November 2012-Congratulations to Prof. Luo for winning a 2012 CALS Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Basic Research! Dan is being rewarded for his highly original work in the engineering of DNA and DNA hybrids into novel materials for applications including molecular sensing devices for disease detection, cell-free protein production, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.

August 2012- Congratulations to Tom for being awarded a NSF-IGERT fellowship in materials for a sustainable future.

July 2012- Conrgratulations to our newest Ph.D graduate Dr. Junhao Shawn Tan on a successful thesis defense.

May 2012 - Congratulations to our newest Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Thua Tran, on a successful thesis defense! She will be continuing her work in Luolabs as a post-doctoral associate.

Jan 2012 - Congratulations to Dan and Prof. Edwin Kan (ECE, Cornell), for being one of the 12 teams awarded with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges 21 million dollar grant. This will support the development of a point-of-care diagnostic system for developing countries. Follow the links to various news sources: CNET | Popular Science | Cornell Chronicle

Jan 2012 - Congratulations to JB for his new collaborative Nanoscale paper with Prof. Vinod Menon titled "Probing Y-Shaped DNA Structures with Time-resolved FRET".

2011

Dec 2011 - Congratulations to our newest Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Michael Campolongo, on a successful thesis defense! He is currently a patent agent at Ropes & Gray LLP.

Dec 2011 - Congratulations to Shawn for receiving the Best Poster Award for his poster titled "DNA-based nanoparticle crystallization" at the 2nd Nano Today conference!

Dec 2011 - Congratulations to Dan for a well-received plenary talk titled "Engineering DNA as both genetic and generic materials" at the 2nd Nano Today conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii!

Nov 2011 - Congratulations to Songming on his new collaborative publication with Prof. Amit Lal in Nature Communications titled "Low-concentration mechanical biosensor based on a photonic crystal nanowire array"!

Aug 2011 - Our research paper in collaboration with Prof. Wenlong Cheng’s group from Monash University titled Crystalline Gibbs Monolayers of DNA-Capped Nanoparticles at the Air-Liquid Interface has been accepted by  ACS Nano. Congratulations to the authors - Mike, Shawn, Mervin and Iva!

Aug 2011 - Congratulations to Mark who has been awarded the Northeast SARE research grant!

Aug 2011 - Our tutorial review Engineering DNA-based Functional Materials has been published in Chemical Society Reviews. Congratulations to the authors - Hoon, Roanna, Songming and JB!

Apr 2011 - Congratulations to Roanna who has been selected out of more than 2900 applicants to receive the 2011 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship awarded by the Department of Defense!

Apr 2011 - Congratulations to Roanna who has received an Honorable Mention in her application to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program (NSFGRFP)!

Apr 2011 - Congratulations to Shawn, Mike, and Wenlong! Their review on "Building plasmonic nanostructures with DNA" has been published in Nature Nanotechnology. The corresponding author on this paper is Wenlong Cheng who is an alum of LuoLabs and is currently an Associate Professor in Monash University.

Feb 2011 - Congratulations to Shawn, Natt, Hoon, and Jason! Their review on "Engineering nanocarriers for siRNA delivery" has been published in Small.

Feb 2011 - Congratulations to Mike, Jason, Wenlong, Dayong and Tiffany! Their review on "Adaptive DNA-based materials for switching, sensing, and logic devices" has been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry.

Jan - Congratulations to Dan who has been promoted to Full Professor effective 01 Jan 2011!

Jan - Congratulations to Mike for being awarded the Multi-Institutional Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) in Flexible Electronics for Biological and Life Science Applications! This IGERT fellowship is funded by the NSF via Cornell's NBTC.

Jan - Our article on "DNA-based nanostructures for molecular sensing" was one of the top ten most-read articles from the online version of Nanoscale in December 2010! Congratulations to all the authors involved!

Jan - Our paper on "DNAsome: Multifunctional DNA-based nanocarriers" has been published in Small as a communication. Congratulations to the authors - Hoon, JB, Natt, and Mark!

2010

Dec - Congratulations to our newest Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Young Hoon Roh, on a successful thesis defense. He will be continuing his post-doctoral work in Luolabs.

Sep - Congratulations to Jason for being awarded the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship! He is one of the 150 Fellows selected out of more than 3000 applicants.

Nov - Congratulations to Dayong, Mike, Thua, Roanna and Jason! Their review on "Novel DNA materials and their applications" has been published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs): Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.

Oct - Congratulations to Anna and her mentor, Dayong! Anna has been awarded the Cornell Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Award.

Aug - Congratulations to Hoon, JB, Natt and Mark! Their paper on "DNAsome for multiplexed siRNA delivery" has been accepted for publication in Small.

Jun - Congratulations to Mark, Mike and JB for winning the $150,000 top honor in the CIMIT Prize in Primary Healthcare competition with the project "Rapid multiplexed detection of pathogens with DNA nanobarcodes".

Jun - Congratulations to Mike for being awarded the "Best Scientific Achievement" for his poster on "Nanoparticle crystal formations controlled by DNA" at the CHESS user meeting! His poster was selected as the best out of the 53 posters presented.

Jun - Congratulations to our post-docs Jong-Bum (JB) Lee and Nokyoung Park on their new positions. JB will be working in the Hammond Research Group at MIT as a post-doc. Nokyoung will take on the position of research associate at Samsung. We wish them the best in their future endeavours.

Jun - Congratulations to Dan for winning the first ever Journals of Materials Chemistry Editorial Board award! Prof. Luo was selected in recognition of his research in developing new materials for sensing, imaging and biotechnology.

May - Our paper on "Three-dimensional structure and thermal stability studies of DNA nanostructures by energy transfer spectroscopy" has been published in ChemPhysChem and selected as a cover article. Congratulations to the authors - JB, Adam, Mike and Nokyoung!

May - Our paper on "Photocrosslinked DNA nanospheres for drug delivery" has been published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Congratulations to the authors - Hoon, JB, Shawn, Bojeong, Ricky and Ed!

May - Our review paper on "DNA nanomedicine: Engineering DNA as a polymer for therapeutic and diagnostic applications" has been published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Congratulations to the authors - Mike, Shawn and Jay Xu!

May - Our group has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in the CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare. Congratulations to the team of Mark, Mike and JB for their project proposal on "Rapid multiplexed detection of pathogens with DNA nanobarcodes".

Mar - Congratulations to Dan for his role as the theme editor for the Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews theme issue on "From biology to materials: Engineering DNA and RNA for drug delivery and nanomedicine"

Feb - Congratulations to our post-doc Wenlong Cheng on his new position as Associate Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. We wish him the best in his future endeavours.

Jan - Our review paper on "Freestanding ultrathin nano-membranes via self-assembly" has been published in Nano Today. Congratulations to the authors - Wenlong, Mike, and Shawn!

2009

Dec - Our paper on "Probing in real time the soft crystallization of DNA-capped nanoparticles" has been published in Angewandte Chemie, Intl Edition. Congratulations to the authors - Wenlong, Mark, and Mike!

Nov - Our paper on "High yield cell-free protein production from P-gel" has been published in Nature Protocols. Congratulations to the authors - Nokyoung, Jason, Ed, Mark, Hisa, Jay Xu and Soong!

May - Our paper on "Multifunctional nanoarchitectures from DNA-based ABC monomers" has been published in Nature Nanotechnology as a letter. Congratulations to the authors - JB, Hoon, Soong, Hisa, Wenlong and Natt!

May - Our paper on "Free-standing nanoparticle superlattice sheets controlled by DNA" has been published in Nature Materials as an article. Congratulations to the authors - Wenlong, Mike and Shawn!

April - Our paper on "A cell-free protein-producing gel" has been published in Nature Materials as an article and featured in the News and Views section. Congratulations to the authors - Nokyoung, Soong, Hisa and Jay!

Feb - Congratulations to our newest Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Jong-Bum Lee, on a successful thesis defense.

2008

Our paper on "Nanopatterning self-assembled nanoparticle superlattices by moulding microdroplets" has been published in Nature Nanotech as a cover article! Congratulations to the authors - Wenlong, Nokyoung and Mark!