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New technologies launched the genomic era. Now, progress in genomic research depends on further innovations in the tools that allow us to probe, manipulate, and analyze biological molecules. Whether focused on software or hardware, biomaterials or microfluidics, DNA editors or molecular motors, our technological research pushes the boundaries of the physically possible and paves the way for future discovery.

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Dr. Radawa Barakat is the first author of the paper and a former graduate student in the Ko lab. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Iowa State University.
From left, postdoctoral researcher Elisa Caetano-Silva, kinesiology and community health professor Jacob Allen, Ph.D. student Akriti Shrestha and their colleagues found evidence linking the gut microbiomes of aged mice to age-related inflammation common to mice and humans.  Photo by Fred Zwicky
Study reveals how 'forever chemicals' may impact heart health in older women
The study team included, back row, from left, graduate student Rebecca Ultrich; chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother; Chris Fields, of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, research scientist Po-Chao Wen, graduate student Matt Sinclair; and, front row, from left, senior scientist Hyang Yeon Lee; Jessica Holmes, of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center; and biochemistry professor Emad Tajkhorshid. (Study lead author Kristen Muñoz not pictured)
Composer and software developer Carla Scaletti and chemistry professor Martin Gruebele used sound to investigate hydrogen-bond dynamics during the protein-folding process.  Photo by Fred Zwicky
Left to right: Hua Wang and Rohit Bhargava