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DNA Transport in Single Nanopores


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

opportunity location
50.68.02.B4789 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Joseph William Robertson 301.975.2506


We are studying the mechanism by which DNA partitions into and threads through single nanometer-scale pores. This experimental and theoretical effort focuses on understanding how genetic information is exchanged between organisms (e.g., between virus and host cells or between bacteria) and on adapting single nanopores for novel biological and biotechnological applications. It was recently shown that the interaction between polymers and a single nanopore provides the physical basis of a multi-analyte sensor. Work is also underway to determine whether this system could be used as tool to rapidly sequence long strands of DNA and RNA.


key words
Biosensors; DNA; Membranes; Proteins;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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