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Uri Samuni, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Queens College - CUNY

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Room: Remsen 026A

Tel: 718-997-4223

Fax: 718-997-5531

Prof. Uri Samuni has a doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and postdoctoral training at the Keck Biomolecular Laser Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Our research is interdisciplinary in nature involving physical chemistry, biophysics, photonics and nanophotonics.

The main objective of our research is combining spectroscopy, specifically, resonance Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), sol-gel encapsulation of proteins and nanoparticles. In sol-gel encapsulation, proteins are embedded in the inert and optically transparent sol-gel matrix and yet remain functionally active. This constitutes a unique platform for the study of protein conformational dynamics and the characterization of non-equilibrium conformations as they relate to protein function.

Moreover, depending on the preparative conditions, this novel photonic material lends itself to a large range of applications such as biosensors and sol-gel based nanoparticles and their biomedical applications.

Lab openings

We currently have openings for graduate students in the lab. If you find our research projects of interest please contact us via phone or e-mail.

Undergraduate students interested in research are also welcome.

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