molecular beacons


Recent Publications from Our Group

In collaboration with Nikhat Parveen at New Jersey Medical School, we developed a multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection of tick-born pathoges B. burgdorferi, B. microti and A. phagocytophilum.

Chan K, Marras SAE, and Parveen N (2013) Sensitive multiplex PCR assay to differentiate Lyme spirochetes and emerging pathogens Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti. BMC Microbiology 13, 295.

Using single-molecule imaging, we show that neural mRNAs travel into dendrites as the solitary cargo of RNA transport granules.

Batish M, van den Bogaard PTC, Kramer FR, and Tyagi S (2012) Neuronal mRNAs travel singly into dendrites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109, 4645-4650.