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Nanohexagon Capable of Protein Storage and Release

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  • RemyC
    From: http://www.siemens-foundation.org/2004/MIT/shane%20mulligan.html Shane Mulligan, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut The Construction of a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2005
      From:
      http://www.siemens-foundation.org/2004/MIT/shane%20mulligan.html

      Shane Mulligan, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut

      "The Construction of a Self-Assembling DNA Nanohexagon Capable of Protein
      Storage and Release"

      Shane Mulligan's project uncovered a new structural motif in nanotechnology,
      which might one day impact the science of drug delivery. In his work, he has
      been researching a self-assembling hollow cored nanohexagon DNA structure
      that could act as protein storage and release devices for biomedical
      applications. After learning about nanotechnology during a high school
      course that allows its students to engage in their own field of research,
      Mr. Mulligan embarked on mastering graduate level lab techniques without
      college chemistry experience in order to complete his project.

      Mr. Mulligan, a senior, enjoys ultimate Frisbee, tennis and bowling. He is
      founder, president and co-captain of Staple High School's ultimate Frisbee
      team. He has participated and placed second and third respectively in the
      Research Proposal Category of the 2003 Westport Science and Engineering Fair
      and in the Life Sciences Category of the 2004 Westport Science and
      Engineering Fair . A National Honor Society member, Mr. Mulligan plans to
      study chemistry, chemical engineering and biomedical engineering in college.
      His mentors on this project were Dr. Philip Lukeman, Dr. Nadrian Seeman, and
      Dr. A.J. Scheetz.

      Background on the other finalists' projects is online at
      http://www.siemens-foundation.org/2004/finals/default.html

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