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Robert Riehn

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Programs


Professor Riehn received his PhD from Cambridge University in 2003, was a research associate at Princeton University from 2003 to 2006, and joined the NC State Department of Physics as assistant professor in 2006.

His research is in biophysics and soft-condensed matter, and deals with the physics of biological molecules in nano-scale environments.

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Functional interplay between SA1 and TRF1 in telomeric DNA binding and DNA–DNA pairing,
Jiangguo Lin, Preston Countryman, Haijiang Chen, Hai Pan, Yanlin Fan, Yunyun Jiang, Parminder Kaur, Wang Miao, Gisele Gurgel, Changjiang You, Jacob Piehler, Neil M Kad, Robert Riehn, Patricia L Opresko, Susan Smith, Yizhi Jane Tao, Hong Wang,
Nucleic acids research (2016), 44 doi:10.1093/nar/gkw518

Enhanced electrostatic force microscopy reveals higher-order DNA looping mediated by the telomeric protein TRF2,
Parminder Kaur, Dong Wu, Jiangguo Lin, Preston Countryman, Kira C Bradford, Dorothy A Erie, Robert Riehn, Patricia L Opresko, Hong Wang,
Scientific reports (2016), 6 doi:10.1038/srep20513

DNA Brushing Shoulders: Targeted Looping and Scanning of Large DNA Strands,
Zubair Azad, Maedeh Roushan, Robert Riehn,
Nano Letters (2015) 15 (8), pp 5641–5646, doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02476

Probing transient protein-mediated DNA linkages using nanoconfinement.
Maedeh Roushan, Parminder Kaur, Alena Karpusenko, Preston J Countryman, Carlos P Ortiz, Shuang Fang Lim, Hong Wang, Robert Riehn
Biomicrofluidics 7,(3), 034113 (2014), doi:10.1063/1.4882775

Near-field enhanced ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy using aluminum bow-tie nano-antenna.
Ling Li, Shuang Fang Lim, Alexander A. Puretzky, Robert Riehn, and H. D. Hallen,
Applied Physics Letters 101 (11), 2012, doi:10.1063/1.4746747

Fluctuation modes of nanoconfined DNA.
Alena Karpusenko, Joshua H. Carpenter, Chunda Zhou, Shuang Fang Lim, Junhan Pan, and Robert Riehn,
Journal of Applied Physics, 2012, art. no. 024701,doi:10.1063/1.3675207

Collapse of DNA in ac electric fields.
Chunda Zhou, Walter W. Reisner, Rory J. Staunton, Amir Ashan, Robert H. Austin, and Robert Riehn,
Physical Review Letters, 2011, 106 (24), art. no. 248103. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.248103

DNA Methylation Profiling in Nanochannels.
Shuang Fang Lim, Alena Karpusenko, John J. Sakon, Joseph A. Hook, Tyra A. Lamar, Robert Riehn,
Biomicrofluidics. Accepted for publication. 2011, doi:10.1063/1.3613671

Stretching chromatin through confinement.
Diana E. Streng, Shuang Fang Lim, Junhan Pan, Alena Karpusenka and Robert Riehn,
Lab on a Chip, 9, 2772 - 2774,(2009) DOI: 10.1039/b909217j, (full)

Single molecule correlation spectroscopy in continuous flow mixers with zero-mode waveguides.
D. Liao, P. Galajda, R. Riehn, R. Ilic, J. L. Puchalla, H. G. Yu, H. G. Craighead and R. H. Austin,
Optics Express, 16, 10077-10090. (2008) (full)