News

  October 28, 2020  

Our Nucleic Acids Research paper entitled, "The immunorecognition, subcellular compartmentalization, and physicochemical properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles can be controlled by composition modification," has been featured as a spotlight by Nanowerk!

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  October 23, 2020  

Our Nature Protocols paper and graduate work on nucleic acid nanoparticles' immunological evaluation has just been highlighted in Exchange magazine!

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  October 23, 2020  

Our Nature Protocols paper entitled, "Use of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells to define immunological properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles," has been featured in Spring Nature's Behind the Paper! The article, entitled "Standardized in vitro Protocol for Assessing Innate Immune Responses to Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles," also features our graduate researchers who work on immunostimulatory work with NANPs.

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  October 23, 2020  

Our Nature Protocols paper entitled, "Use of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells to define immunological properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles," has been featured on Phys.org!

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  October 23, 2020  

Our Nature Protocols paper entitled, "Use of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells to define immunological properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles," has been featured on EurekAlert! by AAAS

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  October 23, 2020  

Our paper "Use of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells to define immunological properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles" has been published in Nature Protocols! Congratulations to Dr. Afonin!

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  October 23, 2020  

Our paper "The immunorecognition, subcellular compartmentalization, and physicochemical properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles can be controlled by composition modification" has been published in Nucleic Acids Research! Congratulations to Dr. Johnson, Justin, and Dr. Afonin!

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  October 9, 2020  

Congratulations to Morgan Chandler for winning a Graduate Student Poster Talk Award for her presentation "From blight to bright: Detecting single point mutations with fluorescent nucleic acid biosensors" at NC Photochem 2020

  August 25, 2020  

Our paper entitled, "Opportunities, Barriers, and a Strategy for Overcoming Translational Challenges to Therapeutic Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology," has been featured on this month's cover of ACS Nano!

  August 12, 2020  

Our paper "Exosome mediated delivery of functional nucleic acid nanoparticles (NANPs)" has been highlighted by Exosome RNA: Exosome RNA Research and Delivery News!

  August 9, 2020  

Our paper "Exosome mediated delivery of functional nucleic acid nanoparticles (NANPs)" has been published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine! Congratulations to Weina and Dr. Afonin!

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  August 4, 2020  

Our paper "Combination of Nucleic Acid and Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Optimization and

Therapeutic Performance In Vitro" has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Congratulations to Ridhima, Justin, Lauren, Morgan, and Dr. Afonin!

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  July 24, 2020  

Congratulations to Dr. Afonin for publication of "Opportunities, Barriers, and a Strategy for Overcoming Translational Challenges to Therapeutic Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology" in ACS Nano!

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  July 20, 2020  

Our paper "Tuning properties of silver nanoclusters with RNA nanoring assemblies" has been accepted in Nanoscale! Congratulations to Alex, Caroline, and Dr. Afonin!

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  July 20, 2020  

Congratulations to Oleg Shevchenko for successfully defending his thesis for the completion of his M.S. in Chemistry!

  July 16, 2020  

Congratulations to Dr. Justin Halman for successfully defending his dissertation today for the completion of his Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science! Well done, Justin!

  June 10, 2020  

Our manuscript "DNA-Templated Synthesis of Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters" has been accepted in the Journal of Chemical Education! Congratulations to Morgan, Oleg, Dr. Striplin, and Dr. Afonin.

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  May 26, 2020  

Our invited special report on "Challenges to optimizing RNA nanostructures for large scale production and controlled therapeutic properties" is now available from Nanomedicine! Congratulations to Morgan, Dr. Panigaj, Alex, and Dr. Afonin.

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  May 4, 2020  

Our latest manuscript "Retinoic acid inducible gene-I mediated detection of bacterial nucleic acids in human microglial cells" has been published in Journal of Neuroinflammation! Congratulations to Dr. Johnson, Justin, and Dr. Afonin.

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  April 24, 2020  

Dr. Afonin presented "Immunomodulation with RNA Nanotechnology" as part of a digital seminar series hosted by the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. 

  April 8, 2020  

Congratulations to Morgan Chandler for being selected as the recipient of the 2020-2021 Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Research Award!

  March 7, 2020  

Our latest manuscript "Characterization of Cationic Bolaamphiphile Vesicles for siRNA Delivery into Tumors and Brain" has been published in Molecular Therapy Nucleic Acids! Congratulations to Dr. Afonin.

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  January 15, 2020  

Congratulations to Rosalie Truong for being accepted to present an oral presentation, "Toll-Like Receptor-Mediated Recognition of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles (NANPs) in Human Primary Blood Cells," at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Bozeman, Montana!