Collaborators

Collaborating with lots of great scientists is not only productive, but fun too. Please click on their pictures to link to their websites.

First, there's the bacterial biophysics collaboration:

Ellen Spain

Professor of Chemistry, Occidental College

Eileen is a physical chemist with interests in nanoscience and other cool stuff. She's been my mentor, collaborator, and friend for more than nine years. 

 

 

 

 

Megan Ferguson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, SUNY New Paltz

Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in Eileen Spain's lab working on our Bdellovibrio projects, Megan Ferguson is an environmental chemist at SUNY New Paltz.

(that's Megan F. at left, and me at right, enjoying the Los Angeles January sunshine)

 

 

Anne Murdaugh

Assistant Professor of Physics, Rollins College, FL; formerly HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Holyoke College Departments of Chemistry and Physics

After earning a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Arizona, Dr. Murdaugh came to MHC to apply her extensive AFM experience to sticky Bdellovibrio questions (ha ha ha, pun intended). She also mentored several undergraduate research students, team-taught General Chemistry, and helped to redesign some of the General Chemistry curriculum to include more physics, particularly thermodynamics and spectroscopy.

 

 

Kathy Aidala

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, Mount Holyoke College

Kathy is a physicist who specializes in scanning probe microscopy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I have great DNA collaborators too:

 

Mark C Williams

Associate Professor of Physics, Northeastern University

Mark is a biophysicist who uses optical tweezers to study DNA.

Charisse Crenshaw

As a Radcliffe fellow in 2006-2007, I worked with a lot of great people, in particular 4th year MCB graduate student Charisse Crenshaw, shown here in front of the 700 MHz NMR. Since then, Charisse received her Ph.D. from Harvard and she is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute in San Diego.