Faculty list in Alphabetical Order
The Field of Biophysics encompasses many Departments across the Cornell
campus. Here is a list of Core Faculty in the Field of Biophysics:
- Yimon Aye: Method development in chemical biology; redox physiology in living systems; biophysical and biochemical regulation of redox-dependent enzymes
A. Baird/David Holowka: Structure and molecular mechanisms
of cell surface immunoreceptors; protein chemistry.
- John W. Brady, Jr.: Molecular biophysics; molecular dynamics simulations (MD); neutron diffraction experiments; aqueous solutions; biopolymer interactions; carbohydrates.
A. Cerione: Signal transsduction; protein structure; drug design.
- Joshua Chappie: Structural biology, biophysics, protein biochemistry, bacterial pathogenesis and defense systems, infection/agent, intracellular trafficking, nucleotide-driven molecular machines, molecular membrane remodeling, protein-nucleic acid interactions.
- Peng Chen: Single-molecule
spectroscopy, metallochaperone protein interaction, metalloregulator-DNA
interaction, nanoparticle catalysis.
- Itai Cohen: Origami, origami mechanics, origami metamaterials, origami robotics, complex fluids, colloids, rheology, colloid rheology, shear thickening, tunable shear thickening, shear thinning, confocal rheoscope, SALSA, suspension stresses, cartilage mechanics, cartilage biology, biolocomotion, insect flight, insect flight control, insect neuroscience, plant root growth, mosh pits, physics of crowds
Craighead: Nanostructures, biotechnology; DNA analysis: biosensors;
Crane/Alexandrine Bilwes: Bioinorganic catalysis; protein structure; electron transfer; light and redox sensing.
- Iwijn De Vlaminck: Biophysics, genomics, single cell genomics, molecular diagnostics
- Gerald W. Feigenson:
Biological membranes and membrane proteins; fluorescence spectroscopy
and microscopy; membrane phase behavior..
- Chris Fromme: Biological membrane transport; GTPase regulation of protein trafficking; X-ray crystallography.
- Jack Freed: Electron spin resonance; dynamic structure of membranes; protein structure and dynamics..
- Sol Gruner: Structure
and properties of soft matter; biomaterials; X-ray instrumentation and
- Toshi Kawate: Molecular mechanisms of extracellular signaling; membrane receptors; ion channels; X-ray crystallography; electrophysiology; biochemistry
- Ailong Ke: Structure
and function studies of RNA and RNA-protein complexes.
Kotlikoff: Muscle biology, mouse genetics, molecular imaging,
- Lena F. Kourkoutis: Structure and function of subcellular components; cryo-electron microscopy instrumentation and methods; processes at hard/soft interfaces
Lindau: Mechanisms of exocytosis and
- Roger F. Loring: Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; semiclassical approximations to quantum dynamics; nonlinear infrared spectroscopy of biomolecules.
- Yuxin Mao: X-ray protein crystallography; membrane trafficking; phosphoinositide signaling pathway.
- Linda Nicholson: Multidimensional
NMR studies of the biological basis of protein regulation.
Oswald: Ion channel receptor/ligand interactions; NMR and molecular
- Matthew Paszek: Mechano-transduction; membrane biophysics; super-resolution imaging; cancer biophysics.
- Poul Petersen: Interfacial water; biological water; proton transfer; chirality.
Pollack: Folding and conformational
changes of proteins and nucleic acids.
- James P. Sethna: Statistical mechanics; condensed-matter physics; biophysics; systems biology; materials science.
- David I. Shalloway: Computational
protein folding and dynamics; algorithms for structure-based drug design.
Sondermann: Regulation in cellular transduction; structural
biology; enzyme kinetics; biochemistry.
E. Thorne: materials physics problems in structural genomics;
disorder and disordering mechanisms in protein crystals; radiation damage
and its mitigation; cryopreservation techniques; development of new hardware;
synchrotron-based imaging and diffraction; atomic force microscopy; light
Wang: Molecular motors; mechanics of gene expression; RNA polymerase;
- Mingming Wu: Directed cell migration mediated by ligand-receptor binding; cancer biology; microfluidics; optical microscopy.
- Chris Xu: Biomedical imaging, fiber optics, optical instrumentation.
- Warren R. Zipfel: Optical microscopy; multiphoton imaging; fluorescence spectroscopy and bioanalytical methods; cancer biology.
Biophysics Faculty located in New York City
Weinstein, Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics
Weill Medical College, NYC
- Chris Sander,
Head of Computational Biology Center
Sloan-Kettering Institute, NYC
Faculty affiliated with Biophysics
W. Webb: Membrane biophysics; ion channels; receptor signaling
mechanisms; physical optics.