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Manipulation of DNA at Polymer Surfaces: Electric-Field Controlled Adsorption, Patterned Cutting and Stretching

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dc.contributor.advisor Sokolov, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhu, Ke en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Materials Science and Engineering en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76177 en_US
dc.description 102 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent developments in next generation DNA sequencing and optical restriction mapping involve manipulation of DNA molecules on surfaces. Here we propose a novel method that can control the adsorbed DNA density on polymer surfaces by applying an electric field. The efficiency of deposition was optimized with respect to DNA concentration in solution, electric field type and electric field strength. Enhancement of adsorption density of greater than twenty-fold was found. In addition, DNA molecules are fragmented on a polymer surface by soft lithography. Several experimental conditions have been tested to optimize the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) stamp fabrication and DNA cutting method. Fragmented DNA strands of 3.5μm in length can be fabricated over a large area (2cm by 5cm) in one single cutting. The mechanism of DNA cutting behind this method has been discussed as well. This method can potentially improve current sequencing techniques in both efficiency and sensitivity. Finally, DNA molecules were then deposited and stretched on a flexible PDMS substrate. Incident light polarization was varied and fluorescence emission intensity was measured as a function of polarization angle and degree of stretching of the DNA. The stretching and breakage properties of lambda DNA on the PDMS substrate were determined. The amount of stretching before breakage occurred was found to be up to 50% relative to the as-deposited length. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Materials Science -- Biophysics en_US
dc.subject.other DNA Cutting, DNA sequencing, DNA stretching, Molecular Combing, Soft Lithography en_US
dc.title Manipulation of DNA at Polymer Surfaces: Electric-Field Controlled Adsorption, Patterned Cutting and Stretching en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rafailovich, Miriam en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Halada, Gary en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Lu, Ming. en_US


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