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Liviu Movileanu

Liviu Movileanu

Physics Department

211 Physics Building

Research Interests

  • Single-molecule and Membrane Biophysics.
  • Bionanotechnology.
  • Nanofluidics.
  • Biosensors and Functional Biomaterials.
  • Membrane protein design.

News Articles

Physicist Applies Nanotechnology to Detect Protein-Protein Interactions

Physicist Awarded NIH Grant to Enhance Protein Detection

Syracuse Physicist Liviu Movileanu Receives $1.17 Million NIH Grant to Create ‘Nanobiosensors’


1997 Ph.D. in Biophysics
University of Bucharest
1990 M.S. Polymer Physics
University of Bucharest
1989 B.S. in Physics
University of Bucharest

Selected Publications

A.J. Wolfe, J.F. Gugel, M. Chen, and L. Movileanu, 2018, Detergent Desorption of Membrane Proteins Exhibits Two Kinetic Phases, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, 1913-1919. PMCID: PMC5908730

A.J. Wolfe, W. Si, F. Zhang, AR. Blanden, Y.C. Hsueh, J.F. Gugel, B. Pham, M. Chen, S.N. Loh, S. Rozovsky, A. Aksimentiev, and L. Movileanu, 2017, Quantification of Membrane Protein-Detergent Complex Interactions, J. Phys. Chem. B 121(44), 10228-10241. PMCID: PMC5680101

A.K. Thakur, M.G. Larimi, K. Gooden, and L. Movileanu, 2017, Aberrantly large single-channel conductance of polyhistidine arm-containing protein nanopores, Biochemistry 56(36), 4895-4905. PMCID: PMC5595664

A.J. Wolfe, Y.C. Hsueh, A.R. Blanden, M.M. Mohammad, B. Pham, A.K. Thakur, S.N. Loh, M. Chen, and L. Movileanu, 2017, Interrogating Detergent Desolvation of Nanopore-forming Proteins by Fluorescence Polarization Spectroscopy, Anal. Chem. 89(15), 8013-8020. PMCID: PMC5558884

S. Couoh-Cardel, Y.C. Hsueh, S. Wilkens, and L. Movileanu, 2016, Yeast V-ATPase Proteolipid Ring Acts as a Large-conductance Transmembrane Protein Pore, Sci. Rep. 6, 24774. PMCID: PMC4838861