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Professor Mirkin's group research focuses on developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials on the 1 – 100 nm length scale, understanding their fundamental properties, and utilizing such structures to develop novel analytical tools that can be applied in the areas of chemical and biological sensing, gene regulation, immunomodulation, lithography, catalysis, optics, and energy generation, storage, and conversion. Prof. Mirkin has pioneered the use of nanoparticle-biomolecule conjugates as synthons in materials science and the development of many nanoparticle-based extra- and intracellular biodiagnostic and therapeutic tools.

Education/Academic qualification

Organic Chemistry, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

… → 1989

BS, Dickinson College

… → 1986

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  • Project 3 – Mirkin

    Mirkin, C. A.

    National Cancer Institute


    Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    DNA- and Field-Mediated Assembly of Magnetic Nanoparticles into High-Aspect Ratio Crystals

    Park, S. S., Urbach, Z. J., Brisbois, C. A., Parker, K. A., Partridge, B. E., Oh, T., Dravid, V. P., Olvera de la Cruz, M. & Mirkin, C. A., Jan 1 2020, In : Advanced Materials. 32, 4, 1906626.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Light-Responsive Colloidal Crystals Engineered with DNA

    Zhu, J., Lin, H., Kim, Y., Yang, M., Skakuj, K., Du, J. S., Lee, B., Schatz, G. C., Van Duyne, R. P. & Mirkin, C. A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Materials. 1906600.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Multimetallic High-Index Faceted Heterostructured Nanoparticles

    Huang, L., Lin, H., Zheng, C. Y., Kluender, E. J., Golnabi, R., Shen, B. & Mirkin, C. A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Chemical Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Sequence Multiplicity within Spherical Nucleic Acids

    Huang, Z. N., Cole, L. E., Callmann, C. E., Wang, S. & Mirkin, C. A., Jan 28 2020, In : ACS nano. 14, 1, p. 1084-1092 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Structure-Dependent Biodistribution of Liposomal Spherical Nucleic Acids

    Ferrer, J. R., Sinegra, A. J., Ivancic, D., Yeap, X. Y., Qiu, L., Wang, J. J., Zhang, Z. J., Wertheim, J. A. & Mirkin, C. A., Feb 25 2020, In : ACS nano. 14, 2, p. 1682-1693 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle