Abhijit Rangnekar

NCSU Department of MS&E, Postdoctoral Research Scholar


My research mainly deals with various applications of DNA-based nanostructures. Current focus is on enhancing the therapeutic potential (anticoagulation, in particular) of nucleic-acid aptamers to develop highly effective anticoagulants with tunable properties using DNA nanostructures. Placing multiple aptamers on DNA nanostructures with controlled spacing and orientation offers a great opportunity for the development of multivalent ligands.