YI LU 3-D Micro- and Nanosystems Group

Yi Lu is a leader in employing chemical approaches to gain an understanding of biological structures and functions and in applying that knowledge, using biomolecules like DNA enzymes coupled to nanomaterials like gold nanoparticles, to develop real-world medical, industrial, and home use technologies.

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Yi Lu is a leader in employing chemical approaches to gain an understanding of biological structures and functions and in applying that knowledge, using biomolecules like DNA enzymes coupled to nanomaterials like gold nanoparticles, to develop real-world medical, industrial, and home use technologies. One intriguing aspect of Lu’s work combines biology, chemistry, and engineering toward the creation of functional devices like biosensors. Lu has developed practical applications such as simple fluorescent sensors and colorimetric dipstick sensors for detection of toxic metals like lead in paint or for drug testing.

This article is part of the Fall 2010 Synergy Issue, a publication of the Communications Office of the Beckman Institute.