Nanoscale Biophysics Group

Research Program

  • Scope: Biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions; role of structural changes and physical properties of lipid monolayers and bilayers in controlling biological processes and diseases; application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology
  • Current Research Projects: role of lipid membrane in amyloid toxicity in relation to Alzheimer's Disease; testing amyloid inhibitor drugs using single molecule atomic force spectroscopy, interaction of antimicrobial peptides with lipid membrane and lung surfactant; lipid-based drug delivery systems, developing novel biosensing platforms using lipid membrane and surface enhanced spectroscopy
  • We are actively looking for commercial partners. Please contact Dr. Zoya Leonenko at zleonenk@uwaterloo.ca!

Group Leader

Dr. Zoya Leonenko

Dr. Zoya Leonenko

Associate Professor

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Biology
Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology
University of Waterloo

zleonenko@uwaterloo.ca

Office: PHY 354
519-888-4567 x38273

Lab: PHY 335
519-888-4567 x38495, x38570

 

Group Meetings

Tuesdays at 2:30PM