Meni Wanunu

Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
Associate Professor,  Physics

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  • 617.373.7412

Research Focus

development of next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing methods; nanopores as molecular sensors; bioinspired sustainability solutions; optical and electrical analysis of biomolecular systems; electron microscopy and electron-beam shaping of nanomaterials

Research Overview

development of next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing methods; nanopores as molecular sensors; bioinspired sustainability solutions; optical and electrical analysis of biomolecular systems; electron microscopy and electron-beam shaping of nanomaterials

Selected Research Projects

  • Direct Picogram DNA and RNA Sequencing Using Nanopore Zero-Mode
    • – Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health
  • Engineering Tunable Portal Hybrid Nanopores for High- Resolution Sequence Mapping
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Nanopores in 2D Materials
    • – Principal Investigator, Oxford Nanopore Technology
  • Recognition Tunneling for Single Molecule RNA Sequencing
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health
  • Two-Dimensional Nanopores with Electro-Optical Control for Next Generation Biotechnological Applications
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Understanding Transport in Biomimetic Carbon Nanotube Porin Membranes for Water Treatment and Osmotic Energy Harvesting
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation

Selected Publications

  • P. Tripathi, L. Shuai, H. Joshi, H. Yamazaki, W.H. Fowle, A. Aksimentiev, H. Fenniri H, M. Wanunu, Rosette Nanotube Porins as Ion Selective Transporters and Single-Molecule Sensors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142, 2020, 1680-1685
  • X. Kang, M.A. Alibakhshi, M. Wanunu, One-Pot Species Release and Nanopore Detection in a Voltage-Stable Lipid Bilayer Platform, Nano Letters 19, 2019, 9145-9153
  • M. Mojtabavi, A. VahidMohammadi, W. Liang, M. Beidaghi M. Wanunu, Single-Molecule Sensing Using Nanopores in Two- Dimensional Transition Metal Carbide (MXene) Membranes, ACS Nano, 13, 2019, 3042-3053

Faculty

Apr 09, 2019

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Faculty

Aug 21, 2018

$1M NSF Grant to Advance the Study of Single-Molecule Research

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti (co-PI) along with bioengineering affiliated and College of Science faculty, including Professor Mark Williams (PI), and Associate Professors Penny Beuning (co-PI), Meni Wanunu (co-PI), and Ke Zhang (co-PI) were awarded a $1M NSF grant for the “Acquisition of a Lumick’s SuperC-TRAP correlative optical tweezers and fluorescence microscope (CTFM) system.”

Mar 19, 2015

FY16 TIER 1 Award Recipients

18 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY16 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $400K dollars of investment in research.

Faculty

Apr 04, 2012

FY13 TIER 1 Award Recipients

27 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY13 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 21 different research projects.

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