Luckio Owuocha

Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry

The research is targeting to engineer/develop a cheap device that can be used for diagnosis of diseases. Molecular pathogen targets for the immune system like DNA are targeted in the device. Carbon nanoparticles that are visible to the naked eyes are coupled the detection signal while a capture DNA that is biotinylated is immobilized on to a matrix (nitrocellulose membrane). A positive signal can be detected via sandwich hybridization if the target DNA is available in the sample. I am interested in indulging in research that investigate virus, their replication and how to counteract them. I look forward to seeing my Ph.D. through and going into industry.

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