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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

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

M.M. Mohammad, K.R. Howard and L. Movileanu, 2011, Redesign of a plugged beta-barrel membrane protein, J. Biol. Chem. 286(10), 8000-8013.

R. Bikwemu, A.J. Wolfe, X. Xing and L. Movileanu, 2010, Facilitated translocation of polypeptides through a single nanopore, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22(45),454117.

D.J. Niedzwiecki, J. Grazul and L. Movileanu, 2010, Single-molecule observation of protein adsorption onto an inorganic surface, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132(31), 10816-10822.

M.M. Mohammad and L. Movileanu, 2010, Impact of distant charge reversals within a robust β-barrel protein pore, J. Phys. Chem. B 114(26), 8750-8759.

L. Movileanu, 2009, Interrogating single proteins through nanopores: challenges and opportunities, Trends Biotechnol. 27(6), 333-341.