ñez Group Research

DNA Damage
Bacterial Biophysics
Research Students
Publications, Grants, and Presentations

Research Overview

In my research, I use a variety of chemical, physical, and biochemical tools to answer relevant biological questions. At this intersection between different fields, I hope to bring a different perspective and experience to bear on interesting scientific puzzles.

Half of my research group explores DNA damage, particularly the dynamics and thermodyanamics of DNA with small base lesions like the thymine dimer.

The bacterial biophysics subgroup uses Atomic Force Microscopy and other techniques to examine bacterial predation in biofilms.

Both sets of projects succeed due to the hard work and brilliance of my wonderful collaborators and talented undergraduate research students.

Please click on any of the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about my research interests and coworkers.

Megan E. Núñez, Department of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street, South Hadley MA 01075.

phone (413) 538-2449. fax (413) 538-2327. email menunez at mtholyoke dot edu.