Thomas PerkinsEmail: email@example.com
My research focuses on single molecule measurements of biological systems. One outstanding question is: how do motor proteins transduce chemical energy into physical motion? Another is: how does the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins affect their functions? We specialize in developing and applying high precision measurements using optical traps and atomic force microscopes to answer these and other interesting questions.
- Polymer physics
- Molecule motors
- DNA and RNA structure
- Protein folding
- Membrane proteins
Lyle UyetakeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyle earned his Bachelors in Chemistry and Biochemistry/Biophysics at Oregon State University. His early research was in organic synthesis and protein purification. Most of his research experience since then has been in the fields of Parasitology and Cancer Biology. His main focus here is using molecular biology techniques to design unique DNA constructs to be used in AFM and optical trapping.
Devin EdwardsEmail: email@example.com
Devin earned his Ph.D from the University of California in Santa Barbara. His Ph.D subject in physics was High-Field EPR for Studies of Structure in Biological Systems.
- Developing Improved AFM Instrumentation
- Force Spectroscopy of Biologic Systems
David received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied the electrostatics of single-stranded nucleic acids.
- Biophysics of membrane protein folding
- Improvements to AFM-based force spectroscopy techniques
Patrick HeenanEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen OkoniewskiEmail: email@example.com
Stephen completed his undergraduate degree in Physics at Northwestern University. He is currently supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and was previously supported by an NIH/CU Graduate Training Grant. He uses high-precision single-molecule optical traps to study the biomechanics of nucleic acids and nucleic acid - protein complexes.
- Single-molecule optical traps
- Helicase mechanics
- Modified aptamer mechanics
Arnulf TaylorEmail: Arnulf.Taylor@colorado.edu
Toby is a junior majoring in Engineering Physics.
Jaevyn is a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering.
Rebecca earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her Ph.D. subject in biochemistry was: Structure of Riboswitches. She was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship.
Hern earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. subject in physical chemistry was: Femtosecond Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of Anionic Systems. He was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship.
Violet earned her M.S. from The University of Vermont. Her M.S. subject was: Molecular Characterization of the Yellowjackets and Hornets (Hymenoptera; Vespidae, Vespinae): Proteomic and Phylogenetic Investigations.
Yeonee works in the Laboratory of Single Molecule Biophysics at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, within the National Institutes of Health.
Matthew did his undergraduate work in physics at Kenyon College. He holds the Colorado Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship.
Ruby earned her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. subject in physical chemistry was: Nanomechanics of Barnacle Proteins and Multicomponent Lipid Bilayers Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
Robert earned his Ph.D degree in Physics from the University of California, Irvine. His Ph.D. subject in soft matter physics was Rheology and Microrheology of Materials at the Air-Water Interface. He was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship.