University of Washington

Nanopore Physics Lab


  • Dr. Michael Niederweis
  • Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    The Niederweis group dicovered MspA in tuberculosis related research. We have partnered with them and are now modifying this pore protein to optimize it for sequencing.

  • Dr. Alek Aksimentiev
  • Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    The Aksimentiev group carries our molecular dynamics simulations of DNA moving through nanopores. Through our collaboration, we are learning more about the dynamics of single-stranded DNA in MspA which assists us in the design of MspA at the sub-nanometer scale.

  • Dr. Mark Akeson
  • Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz
    We are working with the Akeson group in our development of a system which utilizes a DNA polymerase to slow the movement of DNA through MspA.

    Address: B033 Physics-Astronomy Building University of Washington 3910 15th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98195-1560
    Update: January 30, 2013