My group is studying systems at the interface between materials chemistry and biology. We are exploring the use of RNA libraries for the synthesis of solid state materials with unusual shapes and crystal structures. Libraries of 10e14 unique RNAs have been used to generate and select materials with desired characteristics. We are also designing nanoscale materials for targeted drug delivery. The goal of this research is to combine tumor-specific antibodies, nuclear-targeting peptides, and therapeutic molecules onto a single nanometer-sized platform to create a multifunctional delivery vector.