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Darryl Bornhop Published in Science, September 2007  
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 



Amanda KussrowAmanda Kussrow

My Research:
My work involves using the BSI system to study biomolecular interactions in a free-solution label-free format.  BSI has shown very high sensitivity and I have been able to show detection limits for proteins in the picomolar range.  This sensitivity and the small probe volumes used in BSI greatly reduces the amount of sample used, thus allowing kinetic information to be more easily determined about a protein that is difficult and expensive to make.  The main aspect of my work has tested BSI for the use in a variety of systems, including protein-protein, protein-antibody, protein-carbohydrate, and membrane-bound proteins, and in a variety of complex matrices, such as cell media and serum.

About Me:
I was born and raised in Maryland, just outside of Baltimore, where most of my family still lives. I received my BS in chemistry from Stevenson University and joined the Bornhop group after my first semester at Vanderbilt University.  When not in the lab, I am spending time with my pets, Maverick, a German shepherd, and Squire, a quarter horse.  I have been riding horses since I was seven and have had my horse for over thirteen years now.

 


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