Chandran2Dr. Chandran R. Sabanayagam

Specialty: Atomic Force and Single Molecule Microscopy

Associate Scientist

University of Delaware
15 Innovation Way, Room 121
Newark, DE 19711

Phone: (302) 831-1691



Research Interests

Single-molecule biophysics, fluorescence, surface plasmons, molecular motors, viral DNA packaging.


Krishanu Ray, C. Sabanayagam, J.R. Lakowicz, L.W. Black, DNA crunching by a viral packaging motor. Virology, 2010:398, 224-32.

Oram, M., Sabanayagam, C. & Black, L.W. Modulation of the packaging reaction of bacteriophage T4 terminase by DNA structure. Journal of Molecular Biology 2008:381, 61-72.

Sabanayagam, CR and Lakowicz, JR. Fluctuation correlation spectroscopy and photon histogram analysis of light scattered by gold nanospheres. Nanotechnology 2007; 18: 355402.

Sabanayagam, CR, Oram, M, Lakowicz, Black, LW. Viral DNA packaging studied by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Biophys. J. 2007; 93: 17-19.

Sabanayagam, CR and Lakowicz, JR. Increasing the sensitivity of DNA arrays by metal-enhanced fluorescence using surface bound silver nanoparticles. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007; 35: e13.

Sabanayagam, CR, Eid, JS, Meller, A. Long timescale blinking kinetics of cyanine fluorophores conjugated to DNA and its effect on Förster resonance energy transfer. J Chem Phys. 2005; 123:224708.

Sabanayagam, CR, Eid, JS, Meller, A. Using fluorescence resonance energy transfer to measure distances along individual DNA molecules: corrections due to non-ideal transfer. J Chem Phys. 2005;122: 061103.