The Kumar and He Groups have developed a unique "green" antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells. The product is more compostable and affordable than silicon solar cells.
Graduate Student Matthew Guberman-Pfeffer examines the physical basis behind the difference in affinities of D-Ala-D-Ala and D-Ala-D-Lac terminating peptides to vancomycin. Follow along with Part 1 of Matthew's blog.
Professors Rusling, Peczuh, and Kumar have designed a new peanut allergy test that is capable of determining the potential intensity of a patient's allergic reaction through just a few drops of blood.