The University of New Mexico is the hub of a strong and growing biophysics research environment in New Mexico. If you're looking for a graduate research experience that includes exciting cellular and molecular biophysics research and a beautiful southwest climate, then we encourage you to look at our many programs!
Jim Thomas, Physics, Optics
Fluorescence microscopy and fluctuation analysis to understand cellular membranes, membrane mimics, and lipid monolayers. Applications to intracellular signaling and biomimetic materials for biomedical applications.
Susan Atlas, Physics, CARC
Reactive molecular dynamics simulation of motor proteins and nano/bio systems using density functional theory and novel multiscale charge-transfer force fields; machine learning, pattern recognition, and network analysis of gene expression in cancer; structural bioinformatics.
Keith Lidke, Physics
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Fluorescence Imaging Techniques: Single Particle Tracking, Single Molecule Imaging and Superresolution techniques for measuring protein-protein interactions at the sub-cellular level.
Peter Goodwin, Adjunct Physics, LANL/CINT
Single-molecule spectroscopy and high-resolution optical imaging. Correlated atomic force and single-molecule fluorescence imaging for simultaneous single-molecule force-extension and fluorescence measurements. Single-molecule imaging of cellulase activity on cellulose and studies of riboswitch conformational dynamics.
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