Humboldt Award for Ken Brown

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Ken Brown will partner with colleagues in Germany to help develop quantum computing.

Colorful and Dynamic Workshops

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Rigoberto Hernandez and Research Scientist Kyril Solntsev are organizing unique workshops in the mountains.

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to Host Charles L. Liotta Symposium

This year marks Regents Professor Emeritus Charles Liotta’s 50th at Georgia Tech, and the celebration is on.

Grad Students and the Quest for the Origins of Life

Want to learn how life began? You can do that. Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student Eric Parker tells how.

Seminars & Events

Dr. Livia Schiavinato Eberlin - Stanford University
Special Seminar - Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Khalid Salaita - Emory University
Physical Division Seminar - Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Dr. W. Seth Childers - Stanford University
Special Seminar - Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Dr. Moonhee Kim - IBM Almaden Research Center
Special Seminar - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Candace C. Fleischer, Christine K. Payne.
Accounts of Chemical Research (2014), Vol. 47(8), 2651-2659
Miscellaneous Details
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (1DP2OD006470, C.K.P.) and a U.S. DoEd Molecular Biophysics and Biotechnology GAANN fellowship (P200A120190, C.C.F.)

The Payne Lab uses a physical chemistry approach to understand how living cells interact with materials. Their research examining nanoparticle-cell interactions has recently been reviewed in Accounts of Chemical Research. Of specific interest is how nanoparticles interact with extracellular proteins and how adsorption of these proteins onto the nanoparticle surface determines which cell surface receptors are used by protein-nanoparticle complexes. Most importantly, the Payne Lab has shown that changes in protein structure due to adsorption on the surface of nanoparticles redirects the protein-nanoparticle complex to unexpected cell surface receptors. This research has important implications in the use of nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

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