Zohar Arnon’s PhD in Biotechnology at Tel Aviv University focused on the interface between physics, chemistry and biology, specifically the self-assembly process of various organic molecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids and amino acids.
For his postdoc, Dr. Arnon moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University to work with world experts on the large-scale organization of DNA assemblies. His group uses DNA nanotechnology to create designed nanomaterial systems through self-organization. He focuses on utilizing external means, such as acoustic waves or microfluidics, to arrange nano- to micro-scale assemblies into large millimetric entities.
Dr. Arnon comments, “The idea of being at the frontier of human knowledge, no matter how small of a niche you occupy, inspires me to come to the lab every day.”