Welcome to the Zanni Group!

We develop and utilize ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopies to study topics in biophysics and materials science.

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Recent News

April 26, 2019 – Congratulations, Josh, Ariel, and Megan for receiving departmental awards!
This year, three members of the Zanni group were honored at the Chemistry Department’s award ceremony. Josh received the Hartl Excellence in Research Award and the GSFLC Mentor Award, Ariel received the Schrag Outstanding Peer Award, and Megan received the Roger J. Carlson award. Awesome job! Check out pictures here.

April 9, 2019 – Congratulations, Miriam and Kieran on receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Miriam and Kieran are recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Great work Miriam and Kieran!

March 22, 2019 – Congratulations, Dr. Kacie Rich!
Kacie defended her thesis, titled “Cytotoxic intermediates of human islet amyloid polypeptide studied using two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy” on March 22, 2019. Congratulations, Kacie! Click here to see pictures of the day!

March 20, 2019 – Cataracts paper featured in C&E News
Congratulations to Ariel for having her paper on amyloid in human cataracts being featured in C&E News! The paper has been published in PNAS and is available here

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Latest Publications

Two-Dimensional White-Light Spectroscopy Using Supercontinuum from an All-Normal Dispersion Photonic Crystal Fiber Pumped by a 70 Mhz Yb Fiber Oscillator

Kearns NM, Jones AC, Bohlmann Kunz M, Allen RT, Flach JT, and Zanni MT. (2019), 123(13), pp 3046-3055.

Amyloid found in human cataracts with two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy

Alperstein AM, Ostrander JS, Zhang TO, and Zanni M T. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. (2019)

Enhancing the signal strength of surface sensitive 2D IR spectroscopy

Petti MK, Ostrander JS, Saraswat V, Birdsall ER, Rich KL, Lomont JP, Arnold MS, and Zanni M T. J. Chem. Phys. (2019),  150, 024707. 

Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals Excitation Energy-Dependent State Mixing during Singlet Fission in a Terrylenediimide Dimer

Mandal A, Chen M, Foszcz ED, Schultz JD, Kearns NM, Young RM, Zanni M T,  and Wasielewski MR, JACS (2018), 140(51), pp 17907-17914.  

Structural Polymorphs Suggest Competing Pathways for the Formation of Amyloid Fibrils That Diverge from a Common Intermediate Species

Buchanan LE, Maj M, Dunkelberger EB, Cheng PN, Nowick JS, and Zanni M T, Biochemistry (2018), 57(46), pp 6470-6478.