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Covalent Chemistry Control of Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology

                      Mesoscale Molecular Engineering

Welcome to the Lukeman Lab

News

    January 2014. Our latest photocleavage control paper, 
"Photocleavage control of nucleated DNA nanosystems – the influence of surface strand sterics" 
is published in Nanoscale
    Congratulations to Morcos, Moorsalin, Nancy, Paul, Terry and Allen for your work bearing fruit at St. John's and CPP!


    November 2013 If you're here from my Nature Nanotechnology training article : welcome!
    To get an idea about what we are doing, look at the links below, particulary the Biomod links.
    Manual and Contract can be found on the Miscellaneous page. I welcome feedback and dialog about training undergraduates in science!

    November 2013 Matt, Keshia, Moorsalin, Mike and Richard go on a rampage at BIOMOD 2013, winning a gold award.
    See our BIOMOD PAGE
    See our Youtube Video

    June 2013 Our latest paper, "Hetero-oligonucleotide nanoscale tiles capable of two-dimensional lattice formation as testbeds for a rapid, affordable purification methodology" is published in Nanoscale.

    May 2013 Welcome two new members to the lab, Moorsalin and Richard!

    May 2013 Lukeman presents a poster at the Supramolecular Chemistry Gordon Research Conference

    April 2013 Lukeman presents a poster at FNANO 2013 Conference

    April 2013 Matt presents a seminar on his project at the New York ACS undergraduate research symposium

    April 2013 Keshia, Mike & Morcos present a poster on their projects at St. John's University research day

    March 2013 Lukeman has a Review published in V.A. Erdmann and J. Barciszewski (eds.), DNA and RNA Nanobiotechnologies in Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases, Springer, entitled 'Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology: Modified Backbones and Topological Polymer Templates'

    May 2012: Welcome to our 5 new lab members: John, Keshia, Matt, Mike and Morcos!

    Jan 2012: Lab is up and running! Our new trainees are getting stuck in.

    Jun 2011: Lukeman accepts the position of Associate Professor of Chemistry at St Johns University , in Queens, NY.
    LukemanLab moves in August and begins work in September 2011.

    May 2011: LukemanLab wins a $360k, 3 year ARO Standard grant

    Feb 2011: Our first paper, authored solely by Lukeman & Cal Poly Pomona undergrads, entitled
    
"Positional photocleavage control of DNA-based nanoswitches" 
is published in Chemical 
Communications
    Congratulations Allen, Nancy & Paul!.


    Dec 2010: If you're here from Mindshare, welcome! There are some links to other labs that do DNA nano in the "Links section"
    A nice intro to what's coming up in DNA origami is here.
    If you liked the spiel that I gave and want to contact me for other art-tech-sci interactions/consulting/speaking opportunities
    my email is phil.lukeman@gmail.com (the graphic @ is to foil the dreaded spammers).

    Jun 2010: Welcome to our 2 new undergrad lab members: Terry Huang and Paul Chung

    May 2010: Allen wins best undergraduate chemistry researcher at the Cal Poly Chemistry Goldstein Student awards. Congrats!

    April 2010: Allen presents at Cal Poly Chemistry Goldstein Student awards and at FNANO2010.

    Jun 2009: Welcome to our 4 new undergrad lab members: Nancy Kedzierski, Adam Loukeh, Allen Mok and Lisa Mousselli.
    Allen gets a good start by winning a CCRAA Research Apprenticeship award!

    May 2009: Lukeman wins a $42k Cottrell College Science Award

    April 2009: Vik goes on a presentation rampage. Finallist presenter at the Cal Poly Chemistry Goldstein Student awards.
    Presents a poster at FNANO 2009. Represents Cal Poly at the inter-CSU Student Research competition.

    February 2009: Lukeman awarded a $15k CSUPERB Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Seed Grant

    January 2009: Congratulations to Lit Ming and Vik for winning CCRAA Research Apprenticeship Awards!

    November 2008: Our undergraduate student Vik Presents his work at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
    Seminar title "Controlling the function of a DNA actuator"

    October 2008: Our undergraduate student Vik Presents his work at the Cal Poly Summer Research Symposium
    Seminar title "Controlling the function of a DNA actuator"

    June 2008 : Paper accepted to Biophysical Journal
    "Metallic Nanoparticles Used to Estimate the Structural Integrity of DNA Motifs"
    Zheng J, Lukeman PS, Sherman WB, Micheel C, Alivasatos AP, Constantinou PE, Seeman NC.

    April 2008 : Undergraduate and High School student co-authored poster presented at FNANO 2008, Snowbird, UT
    "Training Tyros with Tiny Tinkertoys", Lukeman PS et al.

    March 2008: Lukeman awarded the Cal Poly Pomona Provost’s Teacher-Scholar award.
    This award provides funding for two consecutive summers to support faculty development as a strong teacher-scholar.

    February 2008 : Paper accepted to ChemBioChem
    "Thermodynamic Analysis of Nylon Nucleic Acids" Ding L, Liu Y, Sha R, Lukeman PS, Canary JW, Seeman NC.

    January 2008: Undergraduate co-author paper accepted to Crystal Growth and Design
    "Morphology Change of Calcium Carbonate in the Presence of Polynucleotides" Lukeman PS, Stevenson M, Seeman NC.

Positions available

The LukemanLab is open to applicants from eager St. John's undergraduate and master's students.
We also accept dedicated high school students from the local area.

Nov 2013: 1-2 Spaces May be opening SOON for Summer 2014. We have funding for Summer 2014 and beyond.
Contact Lukeman to be put on a waiting list.