Welcome to the Richards Research Group

Research Interests
We are a multidisciplinary group which focuses on the biophysical characterization of membrane receptors. We apply techniques ranging from single molecule imaging to the application of nanofabricated plasmonic devices for bioimaging in order to gain insight into the role of membrane receptors in disease and addiction.

Current areas of interest include:

1. Trafficking and assembly of nicotinic receptors

2. Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator dysfunction

3. Plasmon enhanced fluorescence in bioimaging

Please visit our research page for more information on specific projects.


on passing his qualifying exam...
on passing her qualifying exam. She celebrated by buying a new car....
on winning a 5th year dissertation award. There is a rumor that she is going to use her substantial cash award to either take the group to lunch at the cafeteria or purchase ping-pong lessons.
and his wife, Iris, on the birth of their first child. That probably deserves at least 2 days off from research.
Check out Elliott's new paper in ACS Omega titled Real-Time Sensing of Single-Ligand Delivery with Nanoaperture-Integrated Microfluidic Devices.http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsomega.7b00934?src=recsys