IMG_7753I’m currently a PhD candidate, working in Reinhard group’s Nano/Bio Interface Lab in Boston University Photonics Center and Chemistry department.

My current field of research is developing a nano-technology-based multi-modal approach for investigation (quantification and visualization) of envelope components of viruses. This will give us a novel robust tool to study the surface of biological nano/micro-organisms, while breaking the concentration limits of conventional quantification methods and resolution limits of optical microscopies. An example of its applications is studying the surface of HIV-1, on patient-derived samples and investigating the performance of drugs on disabling the infectious virus.

In my free time, I enjoy arts, especially playing and listening to classical music, and studying scientific philosophy. I actively follow the scientific news and support the science education and fighting against prevalence of pseudo-science and superstition.