Heemstra Research Group



Research Overview

 Nature utilizes specific interactions between nucleic acids, proteins, and small molecules to direct all of the biological processes that make life possible. Inspired by these molecular recognition capabilities, the aim of our research program is twofold:

(1) To engage in hypothesis driven research towards a deeper understanding of the forces that drive small molecule-nucleic acid and nucleic acid-nucleic acid interactions

(2) To apply our understanding of these interactions towards the development of new technologies in biosensing, bioimaging, and antisense therapeutics.

Last Updated: 11/17/16