Behzad Mehrafrooz

(217) 721-1774
261 LLP, 3039 Beckman Institute

Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

Behzad Mehrafrooz received his B.S. degree in Mechanical engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology in 2014, and his Master's in 2017 from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He is currently a PhD student in the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology. His research is mainly focused on nanopore-based protein sequencing using solid-state and biological nanopores. 

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  1. Prabhat Tripathi, Abdelkrim Benabbas, Behzad Mehrafrooz, Hirohito Yamazaki, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Paul M. Champion, and Meni Wanunu. "Electrical unfolding of cytochrome during translocation through a nanopore constriction." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (2021). PDF icon si_published.pdf (5.09 MB)
  2. Luning Yu, Xinqi Kang, Fanjun Li, Behzad Mehrafrooz, Amr Makhamreh, Ali Fallahi, Joshua C. Foster, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Min Chen, and Meni Wanunu. "Unidirectional single-file transport of full-length proteins through a nanopore." Nature Biotechnology (2023).