Using DNA as a building block in nanotechnology

The first step in the rational design of novel bionanotechnology is to find the right molecular components for the task. Our group seeks to investigate the use of chemically-modified nucleic acid aptamers, single stranded DNA or RNA sequences that specifically bind to a diverse variety of targets, in biosensing and smart materials.

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Links and News:

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry: Maria twice serves as a witness for this senate committee about innovation in agriculture. Read the transcripts from her testimonies  here and here and read the full report  here.
Research Matters 2014: Maria speaks about nanofertilizers at the Research Matters “What Matters Now” event in Thunderbay. Watch it here.
Dance your Ph.D 2011: They did it again! The DeRosa lab is a finalist for this year’s contest. Check out the story.
Dance your Ph.D 2010: The DeRosa lab wins the top prize for Science magazine’s Dance your Ph.D contest. Watch the video:
TEDx 2010: Maria presented at Carleton’s first TEDx event. Watch the video: