People

 

Professor

Margaret GardelMargaret Gardel (homepage) (cv)
Ph.D. Physics,
Harvard University, 2004

Department of Physics,
James Franck Institute &
Institute for Biophysical Dynamics

email:

Research Scientist

Yvonne BeckhamYvonne Beckham
Ph.D. Developmental Biology,
University of Toronto, 2003

Molecular Biology Godsend, Actin Cross-linking Proteins, Gene Expression
email:

Postdocs

 

Bob Harmon Bob Harmon
Ph.D., Biological Sciences,
Northwestern University, 2013

email: rharmon@uchicago.edu

Barbara Hissa Barbara Hissa
Ph.D., Cell Biology,
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 2013

Role of cholesterol in organizing
actin cytoskeleton

email: barbarahissa@uchicago.edu

Sayantan Majumdar Sayantan Majumdar
Ph.D., Physics,
Indian Institue of Science, 2013

Local and Global Dynamics of
Driven Biopolymer Networks

email: majumdar@uchicago.edu

Patrick Oakes Patrick Oakes (homepage)
Ph.D., Physics,
Brown University, 2009

How do cells sense stiffness?
email:

Kim Weirich Kim Weirich
Ph.D., Biomolecular Science & Engineering,
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012

Influence of architecture on active bioplymer networks
email: kweirich@uchicago.edu

 

Graduate Students

 

Tim Fessenden
Committee on Cancer Biology
B.S., Cell & Molecular Biology,
University of California, Santa Cruz

Cancer & Cell Migration
email: tim.fessenden@gmail.com

Patrick McCall Patrick McCall
Physics Department
B.S., Engineering Physics,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

Stress Relaxation and Filament Turnover in Polymer Networks
email: pmccall2@uchicago.edu

Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan
Biophysics Program
B.S., Physics,
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2011

Mechanics of Migration and Morphogenesis
email: guillermina@uchicago.edu

Samantha Stam Samantha Stam
Biophysics Program
B.S., Biochemistry,
Michigan Tech, 2010

Cell Contraction Theory
email: smstam@uchicago.edu

Undergraduates

 

Lab photos

 

Alumni

 

Name

Position in group

Current position

Aratyn-Schaus, Yvonne

Postdoc, 2007-2010

Product Development Scientist
Hepregen

Caswell, Thomas

Graduate Student, 2007-2013

Postdoc
Photon Science Directorate
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Falzone, Tobias

Graduate Student, 2008-2012

Postdoc
Rae Anderson Lab
University of San Diego

Feiger, Zach

Technician, 2007-2010

Graduate Student
Brandeis University

Harland, Chris

Postdoc, 2010-2012

Senior Data Scientist
Microsoft

Hsuing, Eric

Summers 2008,2009

 

Kelso, Chris

Spring 2008, Course PH335

 

Kim, TaeYoon

Postdoc, 2011-2013

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University

Lenz, Martin

Postdoc, 2009-2012

CNRS Researcher
LPTMS, CNRS & U. Paris-Sud, France

Maruthamuthu, Venkat

Postdoc, 2009-2014

Assistant Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Old Dominion University

Morone, Uri

Summer 2009, REU Summer Student

 

Murrell, Michael

Postdoc, 2009-2013

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Noaz, Moshe

Postdoc, 2010-2011

 

Norstrom, Melanie

Postdoc, 2009-2012

Regulatory Affairs Manager
Clinical Research Support Office
University of Chicago

Pathak, Shivani

Summer 2009, REU Summer Student

 

Sellon, Jon

2007-2010, Undergraduate Researcher

Graduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stricker, Jonathan

Graduate Student, 2008-2013

Research Associate
Sg2

Thoresen, Todd

Postdoc, 2008-2013

 

Tramm, Nora

Spring 2009, Course PH335

Graduate Student
Biron Lab - University of Chicago

Uricchio, Lawrence

2008-2009, Biophysics Program

 

Winter, Steve

Graduate Student, 2009-2013

Junior Consultant
ThoughtWorks Inc