Sharing an interview I had with ECSblog regarding the status of our lab during the COVID-19 lockdown. I hope this series of faculty interviews will help our community cope with the situation and motivate our trainees to get creative and do something to help. Stay safe all!

A big thanks to Jamie Spangler, Taekjip Ha, Miguel Pellitero and Elissa Leonard for working hard toward this effort with me.

Very proud of the work by graduate student Alexander Shaver, who just published the article “Alkanethiol Monolayer End Groups Affect the Long-Term Operational Stability and Signaling of Electrochemical, Aptamer-Based Sensors in Biological Fluids” in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. #NetzLabHopkins

In this study, Alex demonstrates the importance of selecting adequate monolayer chemistries to produce longer-lasting electrochemical biosensors. Specifically, we are working towards improving the operational stability of electrochemical, aptamer-based sensors to enable multiday sensing in vivo. More to come from the group! #NetzLabHopkins