Welcome to BioNanoTechnology Web Page
Our laboratory broadly focused on Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology, which involves designing, constructing, and applying nanometer scale Nucleic Acid-based (made of DNA, RNA, or both) particles.
Here are helpful tips to imagine just how small nanotechnology is
- In 1 meter (~40 inches), there are 1 billion nanometers.
- A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.
- If a marble were a nanometer, then one meter would be the size of our planet.
The illustration below exemplifies differences between macro- vs. nano- world showing nucleic acid as a material to fabricate nanoparticles of various shapes and dimensions.