Some exciting work is being done in our lab in collaboration with the Hardy and Andrew Research Group! Here, we’re developing a “smart swab” at-home test kit. Due to the current pandemic, the most important aspect to slowing down the spread is through testing. Our design is similar to a pregnancy test, where one can take a swab of either their nose or throat and observe a color change due to the presence of a protein found from the virus.
Look for us on the Western Mass News! <Here>
Kingshuk won the PMSE Best Poster Award at 2017 ACS Washington DC National Meeting. Congratulations to him!
Bailey will be honored as 21st Century Leaders at Undergraduate Commencement. Congratulations to her!
Our first group retreat was successfully held in Cape Cod. Check out the photos from our album:
Check out the interview from LabTV for our group members – Celia, Molly, and Kishore:
You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Diego Amado Torres (Thayumanavan group) was awarded one of the top 5 best poster presentations (from over 170) in the Colloids and Surface Chemistry division in the ACS meeting held in New Orleans on April 7-11.
The work by Sankaran Thayumanavan and colleagues at UMass Amherst, with others at the University of California-Riverside, is highlighted in the current issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) for the clever way it mimics Nature’s way of harnessing solar energy.
Researchers have designed a new small molecule probe that binds to a protein and emits a fluorescent signal only when a drug molecule displaces it (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja301204z). The chemists hope that the probe will provide a simple, rapid method to screen drug candidates.