Jared H. – BASIS Tucson North

BASIS Tucson North Senior Jared H.

Label Free Molecular Sensors

Project/blog link: Label Free Molecular Sensors
BASIS Advisor: Dr. Greenfield
Internship location: U or Arizona Optics Dept.

Project Abstract

Label-free molecular detection is the detection of chemicals without the use of a label such as a radioactive atom or easily detectable chemical; the process determines the properties of an unknown chemical to find out its chemical make-up. The Judith Su Little Sensor Lab at the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences specializes in developing methods and technology for analyzing nanoparticles without the use of labels. The goal of my project at the Lab is to remove expensive and complicated labels that pose the risk of changing the molecular properties of the unknown from the process of nanoparticle identification in order to decrease the expenditure of time and money in molecular detection. This decrease will allow for more research to be done in fields involving Nano molecules such a medicine. I hope to achieve an understanding of molecular detection and the use of ultra-sensitive equipment, and gain insight into the field of academic research in a highly focused facility.

Label Free Molecular Sensors