A graphical image developed by Dr. George Lykotrafitis, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, appears on the cover of the January 4, 2012 issue of Biophysical Journal. The full journal article for a two-component erythrocyte membrane model, coauthored with doctoral student He Li, appears in the journal and may be found here. The article pertains to his ongoing research on the hereditary blood disorder of sickle cell disease.
An informative summary is appearing on the Official blog of the Biophysical Society where Dr. Lykotrafitis remarks, “All in the lab feel great pleasure that our image is selected for the cover of the Biophysical Journal. We believe that it will increase the visibility of this particular work and of our research in general.”
Read more about Dr. Lykotrafitis’ research here.