Headshot portrait of Amin Aalipour - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: Nicholas Melosh, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Photon Science

Amin is a rising senior majoring in materials science and pursuing a master's degree in management science. Now in his second year in the Melosh lab, his research focuses on understanding the biophysical interactions of an engineered nanostraw platform with cellular architecture. This nanostraw platform has proven to be a facile method of intracellular delivery for many biomolecules including DNA, protein, small molecules, and ions. Amin is optimistic that his studies can significantly improve the efficiency of biomolecules delivery using this device. He is currently applying to MD/PhD programs and hopes to apply his interests in nano-biotechnology to medicine.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Probing Physical Barriers to Nanostraw Cell Access

Amin Aalipour1, Alexander M. Xu1, Nicholas A. Melosh1
[Department of Materials Science & Engineering1, Stanford University]