Ms. Sophia Bertot presents a new approach for cleavage of double stranded DNA using DNA hydrolyzing deoxyribozyme April 5th, 2018

Ms. Marcella Grillo presents a new design for DNA NAND gates and DNA Half adder at SURE  April 5th, 2018

Mr. Chris Roldan Presents a DNA nanomachine for influenza A virus therapy at SURE  April 5th, 2018

Ms. Brittany Mueller presents her approach to inactivate HIV RT at SURE  April 5th, 2018


April 9-13, 2017 Tatiana Fedotova represents our resreach group at FNANO17 14th Annual Conference on FOUNDATIONS OF NANOSCIENCE

April 5, 2017. Alexandra Smith and Nanami Kikuchi represent our group at 53rd American Chemical Society


Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes

APRIL 2-6, 2017    | San Francisco, CA

Nanami Kikuchi April 5, 2017



Alexandra Smith, April 5, 2017


May 25-27 Nanami Kikuchi and Rebekah Karadeema present their research at Biosensors 2016, 26th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors in Gothenburg, Sweden.

May 2015: Tatiana Fedotova (Molden) published her 1st paper: Bioelectronic Interface Connecting Reversible Logic Gates Based on Enzyme and DNA Reactions.

May 5-7: Carlos Ledezma represent Kolpashchikov Lab at FAME 2016-Florida Annual meeting and Exposition

May 5, 2016:  Congratulations to PhD student Hillary Bengtson with winning 2nd place at 11th Annual BSBS Graduate Research Symposium!

April 7, 2016: Brooke Bayless, Amanda Cox, Tatiana Fedotova (Molden), and Courtney Powell represented our group at SURE 2016. Congratulations to the winners: Amanda and Brooke!!!

April 5, 2016: Hillary Bengtson and Rebekah Karadeema represented our group at 2016 Graduate Research Forum at UCF

November 3, 2015: Maria Stancescu defended her PhD thesis ‘Optimization of Molecular Beacon-based Multicomponent Probes for Analysis of Nucleic Acids’. Congratulations, Dr. Stancescu!!!

August 5, 2015: Carlos E. Ledezma successfully defended his candidacy ‘Development and Synthesis of Reagents for Two-Component Covalent Inhibitors (TCCI’s)

June 24, 2015: Hillary Bengtson Successfully defended her candidacy ‘Determining the role of Rv2633c in the pathogenesis of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis

May 7-9, 2015: PhD students Maria Stancescu and Nanami Kikuchi represent the laboratory at Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition – FAME 2015 with their poster presentations ‘BINARY DNA SENSORS FOR SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS DETECTION’ and ‘AptamersDevelopment of aptameric sensors for detection prostate cancer’

May 8, 2015: Evan Cornett graduated with his PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations to Dr. Cornett!!!

Rebekah Karadeema graduated with BS in chemistry. Congratulations to Rebekah!

RebekahEvan graduation
April 2, 2015 Rebekah Karadeema won the 1st place and $600 at the 2015 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence with her poster presentation: General Method for Analysis of Nucleic Acid Structures by Deoxyribozyme Sensors

April 16, Rebekah Karadeeema received two Chemistry awards:
1. Award in Physical Chemistry for outstanding knowledge of physical chemistry
2. Award in undergraduate seminar presentation.

Congratulations to Rebekah!!!

Congratulations to the WINNER!!

Rebekah Karadeema

May 8-10, 2014. Hillary H. Bengtson and Martin R. O’Steen present their results at American Chemical Society Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME)

Nicole Parada won the 1st place  and  $600 at the  2014 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence with her poster presentation: ‘DEVELOPMENT OF A DEOXYRIBOZYME-BASED SENSOR FOR THE DETECTION OF THE MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS COMPLEX’

2014 SURE winner

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