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Doctor of Philosophy in Biomolecular Sciences
Eric J. Hayden, Ph.D.
Matthew Ferguson, Ph.D.
Adam Colson, Ph.D.
Fluorogenic aptamers are emerging as useful molecular tools to track RNA molecules in cells and as a platform for fluorescent biosensors. The recently developed RNA Mango-I fluorogenic aptamer has a promising combination of tight binding and bright signal. However, the structure of RNA Mango limits its ability to be used for biosensor engineering. We have developed a flexible design platform for RNA Mango I that has been used to develop a novel biosensor. This process can be utilized for continual adaptation of the RNA Mango I platform into numerous new biosensors.
Burden, Steven J., "The Development of Nucleic Acid Biosensors with Allosteric Fluorescence Signals" (2019). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1627.