DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
OLD NEWS 2020
Post-baccalaureate researcher, Ashley Scott, accepted to graduate school at Syracuse University to pursue her PhD in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering in the Ross Lab! Excited to be part of your success story, Ashley!
Congratulations to Nick Sawyer on his recently awarded grant! The Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) grant promotes faculty-guided undergraduate research. Nick's research will explore regulation of UBQLN2 450C liquid-liquid phase separation through analysis of environmental biological and abiotic factors. In addition to the grant award, Nick will have the opportunity to present at the annual Honors Research Fair in October 2021. Nice work, Nick!
Physics graduate student, Leila Farhadi, successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Wednesday, August 12!
Congratulations, Dr. Farhadi. Leila will be continuing her work in the Ross Lab as a postdoc until she can find her next big adventure!
Physics graduate student, Jake Shechter, successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Thursday, July 30!
Congratulations, Dr. Shechter. Good luck on your next adventure teaching physics!
New paper published at Soft Matter
about the dynamics and mechanics of cross-linked composite actin-microtubule networks. Microtubule cross linkers cause actin and microtubules to co-localize, but do not affect mechanics!
Congratulations Leila Farhadi and our collaborators on the KECK Foundation collaboration!
New paper published at Langmuir where grad student, Jake Shechter directly observed a liquid crystal as it changes conformations inside a round droplet from radial to bipolar for the first time. Undergraduates, Ben Strain and Linda Oster provided took and analyzed data on liquid crystal conformations as a function of surfactant (soap) and droplet size. Modeling performed by Juan dePablo's theory group at the University of Chicago.
New paper published at The Biophysicist
about creating an interdisciplinary optics class where students build their own microscopes!
Congratulations undergraduates long gone on the publication of this paper! Also, came out in the first issue of this new journal from the Biophysical Society.