Eli D. Sone | BSc (Toronto), MS, PhD (Northwestern)
Joint-appointed with the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)
Office: MB 320A
Research Group: Composite Biological Materials Laboratory
Our work is focused on systems in biology where organic-mineral interactions play a key role. We use a combination of ultrastructural characterization of native tissues and in-vitro investigations of synthetic systems to study the mechanisms of attachment of biological fibers to inorganic substrates. Currently we are working on two systems in which the structure of the interface is critical: adhesion of zebra mussels to rocks, and the attachment of ligaments to bones and teeth. We use a variety of techniques to study these systems; cryo-TEM in particular plays a central role in our work.
Sone, E. D.; Weiner, S.; Addadi, L. “Morphology of goethite crystals in developing limpet teeth: Assessing biological control over mineral formation” Crystal Growth and Design 2005 5, 2131-2138.
Sone, E. D.; Zubarev, E. R.; Stupp, S. I. “Supramolecular templating of single and double nanohelices of cadmium sulfide” Small 2005 1, 694-697.
Sone, E. D.; Stupp, S. I. “Semiconductor-encapsulated peptide-amphiphile nanofibers” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2004 126, 12756-12757.
Sone, E. D.; Zubarev, E. R.; Stupp, S. I. “Semiconductor nanohelices templated by supramolecular ribbons” Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English 2002 41, 1705-1709.