Inexpensive Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Willamette University (Salem, OR), August 8 – 10, 2018
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Host and Mentor:
David Altman is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Willamette University. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University. He then conducted two post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford. He is an experimental biophysicist, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand how the molecular motor myosin functions and is regulated in a cell. Specifically, his lab uses biochemical, cell biological, optics, and microscopy techniques. They have built an optical trap system that is capable of measuring the nanometer-sized motions of trapped plastic microspheres, and which is also capable of fluorescence microscopy. They are currently conducting novel optical trap experiments inside cells as well as single-motor experiments using purified proteins. He has also developed lab exercises related to understanding and building microscopes, work that is supported by an NSF-IAP grant awarded to the Willamette Physics Department (Award #1505919).
David Altman, Associate Professor of Physics, Willamette University, Physics Department, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 650-804-5764.