GDCB Professor Eric Henderson, along with his former BCB graduate student, Dr. Divita Mathur, recently published an article in the peer-reviewed Scientific Reports describing his laboratory’s successful effort to design a nanomachine capable of detecting a mockup of the Ebola virus. These studies on how to build nanomachines may have real-world medical applications in the near future. This project was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grant, a NSF Inspire Grant, and personal funds.
Dr. Mathur is now a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Science, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia and the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.