Biacore Molecular Interaction Shared Resource

Faculty and Staff


Aykut √úren, MD, Director

Dr. Uren is a tenured Professor at Georgetown University with a primary appointment at the Department of Oncology and a secondary appointment at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology. His research program focuses on discovery and development of novel therapies for pediatric sarcomas. He has been using SPR technology actively since 2006.  He has more than 110 peer reviewed publications (h-index: 35) and 14 patents. Dr. Uren is available to all shared resource users for experimental planning, trouble shooting, assistance with manuscript and grant preparations.

Purushottam Tiwari, PhD, Assistant Professor

Dr. Tiwari is an Assistant Professor in the department of Oncology. Dr. Tiwari is a biophysicist with expertise in the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology, both in theory/modeling and experiments, as well as in computational techniques. Dr. Tiwari has over 10 years experience with the use of SPR technology in scientific research and has over 17 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Tiwari maintains smooth functioning of the BMISR towards scientific, experimental, and financial goals of the shared resource. Dr. Tiwari has been working in scientific collaborations with researchers both inside and outside of Georgetown University that resulted in peer-reviewed publications.

Benefits and Opportunities of Working Within the Shared Resources

In addition to the many benefits offered to all Georgetown University employees, there are a number of benefits specific to staff of the Shared Resources. Shared Resource directors will work with staff to develop a plan for continuing education and training. Opportunities offered will depend on the workload of the shared resource and the availability of resources but the Shared Resource director will make every effort to ensure that staff receive the education and training needed to move their career along.