PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR: Jennifer L. Ross

Ross an award-winning biophysicist studying the organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton and enzymes using high-resolution single-molecule imaging techniques. Ross has a Ph.D. in Physics, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and won the Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society. She is a servant of the physics and biophysics community serving in elected positions for the Division of Biological Physics in the American Physical Society and the Biophysical Society Council. As a Cottrell Scholar, Ross has pioneered innovative teaching techniques for active learning course that have been adopted around the world. She is also an advocate for women and under-represented groups. 

Ross's ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4838-3798

EDUCATION

AWARDS & HONORS

Scialog Fellow

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2015-2017 

2000

Wellesley College

BA Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude

2004

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ph.D. Physics

2004 - 2007

University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

NSF INSPIRE Award

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2013 

Cottrell Scholars Award

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2011 

Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award

Biophysical Society,

2013 

Basil O’Connor Starter Award

March of Dimes Foundation,

2009

Armstrong Fund for Science Award 

University of Massachusetts Amherst,

2009

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award 

National Institutes of Health,

2005

Barbara S. Uehling Graduate Dissertation Fellowship 

(declined), USCB Affiliates, 

2004

Ferrando-Fithian Award for Outstanding Woman in Physics

University of California, Santa Barbara,

2001

Graduate Assistance in the Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship University of California, Santa Barbara,

2000

Phyllis Flemming Physics Prize for Outstanding Physics Major 

Wellesley College,

2000

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship for Thesis Work 

Wellesley College

1999

Fellow of the American Physical Society

Division of Biological Physics

2018 

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium Thesis Fellowship 

Wellesley College,

1999

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