Reza Zadegan

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Joint School of Nanotechnology

JSNN: Nanoengineering

Ph.D.Nanoscience / Aarhus University
M.S.Cell & Molecular Biology / Shiraz University
B.S.Biology-Cytology and Microbiology / Kharazmi University


Dr. Zadegan is an expert in writing, editing, and reading nucleic acid based materials. He is a member of SemiSynBio (Semiconductor Synthetic Biology) Consortium and the Roadmap development team focused on merger of Synthetic Biology and Semiconductor industry. One example of this effort is investigation of the potential of DNA-based massive information storage. Dr. Zadegan is trained as a nano-bio engineer, and his research has intentionally merged engineering, molecular biology, nanotechnology, and bioinformatics.

Research Interests

Our research—with focus on synthesis and characterization of nucleic acids-based materials—is applicable in personalized medicine, memory, nanoengineering, and bioengineering.

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Recent Publications

  • William P. Klein , Brian S. Rolczynski , Sean M. Oliverz , Reza Zadegan, Susan Buckhout-White , Mario G. Ancona , Paul D. Cunningham , Joseph S. Melinger , Patrick M. Vora , Wan Kuang , Igor L. Medintz , Sebastián A. Díaz (2020). (DNA Origami Chromophore Scaffold Exploiting HomoFRET Energy Transport to Create Molecular Photonic Wires). ACS Applied Nano Materials.
  • Deepak Prusty, Volker Adam, Reza Zadegan, Stephan Irsen, Michael Famulok (2018). (Supramolecular aptamer nano-constructs for receptor-mediated targeting and light-triggered release of chemotherapeutics into cancer cells). 9, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS.
  • K Suyehira, S Llewellyn, Reza Zadegan, W Hughes, T Andersen (2017). (A Coding Scheme for Nucleic Acid Memory (NAM).). 2017, IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices : [proceedings]. IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices.
  • Reza Zadegan, William Hughes (2017). (CAGE: Chromatin Analogous Gene Expression). (10) 6, pp. 1800-1806. ACS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY.
  • Christopher Green, Kelly Schutt, Noah Morris, Reza Zadegan, William Hughes, Wan Kuang, Elton Graugnard (2017). (Metrology of DNA arrays by super-resolution microscopy). (29) 9, pp. 10205-10211. NANOSCALE.
  • Reza Zadegan, Elias Lindau, William Klein, Christopher Green, Elton Graugnard, Bernard Yurke, Wan Kuang, William Hughes (2017). (Twisting of DNA Origami from Intercalators). 7, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS.
  • Victor Zhirnov, Reza Zadegan, Gurtej Sandhu, George Church, William Hughes (2016). (Nucleic acid memory). (4) 15, pp. 366-370. NATURE MATERIALS.
  • Reza Zadegan, Jepsen, Mette D. E., Lasse Hildebrandt, Victoria Birkedal, Jorgen Kjems (2015). (Construction of a Fuzzy and Boolean Logic Gates Based on DNA). (15) 11, pp. 1811-1817. SMALL.
  • Reza Zadegan, M Norton (2012). (Structural DNA nanotechnology: from design to applications.). (6) 13, pp. 7149-62. International journal of molecular sciences.