Nature utilizes specific interactions between nucleic acids, proteins, and small molecules to direct all of the biological processes that make life possible. Inspired by these molecular recognition capabilities, the aim of our research program is twofold:
(1) To engage in hypothesis driven research towards a deeper understanding of the forces that drive interactions between nucleic acids, proteins, and small molecules
(2) To apply our understanding of these interactions towards the development of new technologies in diagnostics, imaging, and therapeutics.
In addition to research, our group is active in outreach, education, professional development, and the pursuit of fun!