The overarching research goal in the Mayer Lab is to apply our passion for biophysics towards improving human health. We do so by contributing to the molecular understanding of disease, developing sensitive diagnostic assays and sensors, as well as characterizing individual protein molecules for applications in biomarker detection, routine protein analysis, personalized medicine, and proteomics. To this end, we often take inspiration from nature to develop biophysical assays, methods, and tools that enable molecular-scale interrogations with unprecedented information content, sensitivity, and speed.

To find out more about our research, read here.

Eel power

Hear this BBC World Service interview with Michael Mayer on the BioPhysics group electric eel inspired power source