Julius B. Lucks/PhD Thesis

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Biophysics of Polynucleotide Unzipping, Viral Codon Usage and Crystalline Defects

This is the wiki version of my Ph D Thesis in Chemical Physics from Harvard University. Below you will find the Abstract and Introduction as wiki pages, and links to the other chapters which have been published.

Committee

Thesis

Abstract

Abstract

Introduction/Chapter 1

Introduction

Chapter 2

Pause Point Spectra in DNA Constant-Force Unzipping can be found in

J. D. Weeks, J. B. Lucks, Y. Kafri, C. Danilowicz, D. R. Nelson and M. Prentiss. Pause Point Spectra in DNA Constant-Force Unzipping, Biophysical Journal, 88, 2752-2765, 2005.

DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.104.047340,
Arxiv: cond-mat/0406246 (FREE)

Chapter 3

Dynamics of RNA Translocation can be found in

J. B. Lucks, Y. Kafri. Dynamics of RNA Translocation through a Nanopore.

Arxiv: q-bio.BM/0703028 (FREE)

Chapter 4

Genome Landscapes and Bacteriophage Codon Usage can be found in

J. B. Lucks, D. R. Nelson, G. Kudla, J. B. Plotkin. Genome landscapes and bacteriophage codon usage.

Arxiv: arXiv:0708.2038v1 (q-bio.GN) (FREE)

Chapter 5

Crystallography on Curved Surfaces can be found in

V. Vitelli, J. B. Lucks, D. R. Nelson. Crystallography on Curved Surfaces. PNAS, 103, 12323-12328, 2006.

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0602755103 (FREE)
Arxiv: cond-mat/0604203 (FREE)