Boston University

Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics Laboratory








[Books & Chapters][Journal Articles][Conference Papers]

Sunmin Ahn

Research Associate
Doctor of Philosophy


Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor

Biological Sensors

Platform for Quantified High-throughput Measurement of Protein Induced Conformation Changes in DNA

Resonant Cavity Imaging Biosensor

Books & Chapters

2.) S. Ahn, D. S. Freedman, X. Zhang, and M. S. Ünlü, "High-throughput label-free detection of DNA hybridization and mismatch discrimination using interferometric reflectance imaging sensor," Nucleic Acid Detection: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1039, September 2013

1.) S. Ahn, D. D. Sevenler, and M. R. Monroe, "Biosensors - Innovations in nanobiosensing and biophotonics at Boston University," Boston University, August 2013

Journal Articles

7.) X. Zhang, G. G. Daaboul, P. S. Spuhler, D. S. Freedman, A. Yurt, S. Ahn, O. Avci, and M. S. Ünlü, "Nanoscale Characterization of DNA Conformation Using Dual-color Fluorescence Axial Localization and Label-free Biosensing," Analyst, 13 October 2014

6.) S. Ahn, D. S. Freedman, P. Massari, M. Cabodi, and M. S. Ünlü, "A Mass-Tagging Approach for Enhanced Sensitivity of Dynamic Cytokine Detection Using a Label-Free Biosensor," Langmuir, Vol. 29, No. 17, April 2013, pp. 5369-5376

5.) S. Ahn, C. Huang, E. Ozkumur, X. Zhang, J. Chinnala, A. Yalcin, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. Russek, M. S. Ünlü, C. DeLisi, and R. Irani, "TATA binding proteins can recognize nontraditional DNA sequences," Biophysical Journal, Vol. 103, October 2012, pp. 1510-1517

4.) S. Ahn, P. S. Spuhler, M. Chiari, M. Cabodi, and M. S. Ünlü, "Quantification of surface etching by common buffers and implications on the accuracy of label-free biological assays ," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 36, June 2012, pp. 222-229

3.) C. A. Lopez, G. G. Daaboul, S. Ahn, A. Reddington, M. R. Monroe, X. Zhang, R. Irani, C. Yu, C. A. Genco, M. Cretich, M. Chiari, B. B. Goldberg, J. H. Connor, and M. S. Ünlü, "Biomolecular Detection employing the Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (IRIS)," Journal of Visualized Experiments, Vol. 51, May 2011, pp. doi: 10.3791/2694.

2.) G. G. Daaboul, R. S. Vedula, S. Ahn, C. A. Lopez, A. Reddington, E. Ozkumur, and M. S. Ünlü, "LED-based Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor for quantitative dynamic monitoring of biomolecular interactions," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 26, January 2011, pp. 2221-2227

1.) E. Ozkumur, S. Ahn, A. Yalcin, C. A. Lopez, E. Cevik, R. Irani, C. DeLisi, M. Chiari, and M. S. Ünlü, "Label-free microarray imaging for direct detection of DNA hybridization and single-nucleotide mismatches," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 25, No. 7, 15 March 2010, pp. 1789-1795

Conference Papers

4.) X. Zhang, G. G. Daaboul, P. S. Spuhler, D. S. Freedman, A. Yurt, S. Ahn, and M. S. Ünlü, "Quantification of DNA hybridization by nanoscale axial localization and label-free biosensing," BMES 2013 Annual Meeting , 22-25 October 2013

3.) R. Irani, E. Ozkumur, S. Ahn, A. Yalcin, M. S. Ünlü, and C. DeLisi, "Label-free, high-throughput DNA-protein interaction studies: Re-evaluating Eukaryotic Transcription.," Pittcon 2010, 4th March 2010

2.) M. S. Ünlü, E. Ozkumur, C. A. Lopez, A. Yalcin, M. Chiari, S. Ahn, G. G. Daaboul, A. Reddington, M. R. Monroe, R. S. Vedula, and J. H. Connor, "Spectral reflectance imaging for a multiplexed, high-throughput, label-free, and dynamic biosensing platform: protein, DNA and virus detection," SPIE Photonics West 2010 - BIOS, No. Paper 7553-17 , 23-28 January 2010

1.) E. Ozkumur, A. Yalcin, S. Ahn, B. B. Goldberg, M. Chiari, and M. S. Ünlü, "Spectral Reflectance Imaging Biosensor for high-throughput and label-free detection of biomolecular interactions," Proceedings of IEEE Photonics Society 2009 Annual Meeting, October 2009

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