I’m currently a last year PhD candidate, working in Reinhard group’s Nano/Bio Interface and Bioplasmonics Labs at Boston University Photonics Center and the Chemistry department. I’m currently open to new academic or industrial job opportunities for Summer or Fall of 2017.
My current field of research is developing a nano-technology-based multi-modal approach for investigation (quantification and spatio-temporal tracking) 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 conventional 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, by studying the details of the viral surface molecules.
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 actions against the prevalence of pseudo-science.