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Laboratory of Marit Nilsen-Hamilton

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A fundamental feature of life is the interaction between its component parts, without which life would not exist. Interaction occurs at all levels. At the molecular level, proteins and nucleic acids form complexes that create the structural and functional entity, which is the cell. Cells interact to form multicellular organisms (eukaryotes) or communities (prokaryotes). At both the molecular and cellular levels, interaction involves communication in addition to association. It is by way of these communications that most of the miracles of nature are achieved. We are interested in understanding how molecules and cells coordinate their activities to achieve functions that they cannot do individually. 

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Recent Publications


W. Zhao, Bendickson, L., and Nilsen-Hamilton, M., “The Lipocalin2 Gene is Regulated in Mammary Epithelial Cells by NFκB and C/EBP In Response to Mycoplasma”, Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 2020. DOIGoogle Scholar

S. Yan, Peck, J., Ilgu, M., Nilsen-Hamilton, M., and Lamm, M. H., “The Sampling Performance of Multiple Independent Molecular Dynamics Simulations of an RNA Aptamer”, ACS Omega, vol. 5, no. 32, pp. 20187–20201, 2020. Google Scholar


M. Ilgu, Fazlioglu, R., Ozturk, M., Ozsurekci, Y., and M, N. - H., “Aptamers for diagnostics with applications for infectious diseases”, in Recent Advances in Analytical Chemistry, 2019. Google Scholar

S. Banerjee and Nilsen-Hamilton, M., “Aptamers for Infectious Disease Diagnosis”, in IntechOpen, 2019. Google Scholar

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