DevleenaThe Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Devleena Samanta will join the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2021 as an assistant professor. Dr. Samanta received her Ph.D. from Stanford University under the supervision of Richard N. Zare. She went on to be a postdoctoral fellow in Chad A. Mirkin’s laboratory at Northwestern University. Dr. Samanta’s research bridges the areas of  analytical chemistry, material science, and chemical biology, and she will develop DNA and protein-based materials to characterize biochemical processes as a strategy to design new diagnostic and therapeutic platforms.