People

Principal Investigator

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Lois Pollack

Professor and Director, Applied and Engineering Physics

E-mail: lp26@cornell.edu
Phone: 607/255-8695

Education:
Ph.D. Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Physics Brandeis University
Favorite Technique:
The latest one we’re working on!
Favorite Molecule”
The ribosome

Research Associates

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Suzette Pabit

E-mail: sap73@cornell.edu
Education:
Ph.D. Physics University of Florida
B.S. Physics University of the Phillipines
Favorite Technique:
Anomalous small angle X-ray scattering
Favorite Molecule: rRNA

Ph.D. Students

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George Calvey

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
E-mail: gdc66@cornell.edu
Education:
B.S. Physics Clarkson University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Clarkson University
Favorite Technique: Machining
Favorite Molecule: Aluminum

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Andrea Katz

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
E-mail: amk362@cornell.edu
Education:
B.S. Physics Trinity University
Favorite Technique: Circular Dichroism
Favorite Molecule: DNA/RNA Hybrid

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Yen-Lin Chen

Field: Applied Physics
E-mail: yc2253@cornell.edu
Favorite Molecules: RNA junction elements, P4P6

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Alexander Mauney

Field: Physics
Email: mathmauney@gmail.com
Education:
B.S. Physics North Carolina State University

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Derrick Lin

Field: Applied Physics
E-mail: drl222@cornell.edu
Favorite Technique: Glass polishing

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Alex Plumeridge

Field: Physics
E-mail: ap866@cornell.edu
Education:
M. Physics University of Sheffield
Favorite Technique: Time-resolved smFRET
Favorite Molecules: SU8, tp5abc, SAM2 riboswitch.

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Josue San Emeterio

Field: Applied Physics
E-mail: js3262@cornell.edu
Education:
B.S. Applied Physics, RPI
Favorite Technique: Nanofabrication and FCS
Favorite Molecules: Bacteriophages

Master’s Students

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Xiaowen Wang

E-mail: xw453@cornell.edu
Favorite Technique: Molecular biology
Favorite Molecules: NCPs

Undergraduate Students

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Jeffrey Huang

Field: Applied Physics
E-mail: jh2279@cornell.edu
Favorite Technique: 
Ensemble modelling of SAXS data
Favorite Molecules: SAM2, mixed sequence ssRNA’s

Alumni

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Joshua Tokuda

Field: Biophysics (Ph.D.)
E-mail: jmt326@cornell.edu
Education:
B.S. Biophysics University of California, Los Angeles
Favorite Technique: Time-Resolved SAXS
Favorite Molecule: Cryptochrome (when it doesn’t aggregate!) Save & Exit

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Yujie Chen

E-mail: yc864@cornell.edu
Education:
Ph.D. Physics Michigan State University
B.S. Physics Fudan University
Favorite Technique: Time-Resolved SAXS, Contrast Matching
Favorite Molecule: pRNA and cns2

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Julie Sutton

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
E-mail: jls535@cornell.edu
Education:
B.A.Sc. Engineering Science University of Toronto
Favorite Technique: Single-Molecule FRET
Favorite Molecule: dT30

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Yunsheng Wang

Field: Applied Physics (M.S.)
E-mail: yw658@cornell.edu
Education:
B.S. Physics Hefei University of Technology
Favorite Technique: PDMS Microfluidics
Favorite Molecules: PDMS

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Abhijit Lavania

Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
E-mail: jls535@cornell.edu
Major: B.S. Engineering Physics
Favorite Technique: Computational Approaches
Favorite Molecule: dT30 and dA30

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Seong Ha Park

Field: Biophysics (Ph.D.) Rotation Student
E-mail: sp2274@cornell.edu
Education:
B.S. Physics KAIST
Favorite Technique: SAXS
Favorite Molecules: phiX174 and ST-1
Next Position: Graduate Student in Michelle Wang’s Lab (Cornell Physics).

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Steve Meisburger

E-mail: spm82@cornell.edu
Field: Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Education:
B.A. Physics Carleton College
Favorite Technique: Time resolved small angle X-ray scattering
Next Position: Post-doctoral Associate in Nozomi Ando’s Lab at Princeton University.

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Huimin Chen

E-mail: hc236@cornell.edu
Education:
Ph.D. Applied Physics Cornell University
B.S. Physics Cornell University
Favorite Technique: Pointillism
Favorite Molecule: Mouse acetylcholinesterase-TZ2PA6 anti complex
Next Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (visiting) in Daniel Larson Lab at NIH.

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Mark Landy

E-mail: mal289@cornell.edu
Favorite Molecule: ATP synthase
Next Position: Research Assistant at Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York

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Peter Gu

E-mail: psg46@cornell.edu
Favorite Technique: ICP-AES
Favorite Molecule: Biotin
Next Position: Intern at MITRE → Translational Sciences Intern at Medimmune → Engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Christopher Jones

Postdoctoral Associate
Next Position: Senior Staff Scientist at Advanced Reconnaissance Corp, Principal Scientist at MakerBot

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Joshua Blose

Postdoctoral Associate
Next Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Brockport

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Natalie Paquette

Undergraduate Student
Next Position: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. Student at Stanford University

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Li Li

Graduate Student, Biophysics Ph.D.
Next Position: Analyst at Goldman Sachs

Yizui Yu

Graduate Student
Master of Science in Applied Physics

Jiecheng Zhang

Undergraduate Student
Next Position: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. Student at Stanford University

Jessica Lamb

Graduate Student
Applied Physics Ph.D.
Next Positions: Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH → Staff Fellow at FDA

Kurt Andresen

Graduate Student
Applied Physics Ph.D.
Next Positions: Postdoctoral Fellow at Colgate University → Visiting Professor at Colgate University → Assistant Professor of Physics at Gettysburg College

Hye Yoon Park

Graduate Student
Applied Physics Ph.D.
Next Positions: Research Fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine → Visiting Scientist at Janelia Farms Research Campus of HHMI → Associate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine → Assistant Professor at Seoul National University.

Lisa Kwok

Graduate Student
Applied Physics Ph.D.
Next Positions: Senior Scientist at US Genomics → Senior Scientist, Chemistry Development at Illumina

Silena Paik

Graduate Student, Master of Engineering

Xiangyun Qiu

Postdoctoral Associate
Next Positions: Research Fellow at NIH → Visiting Scientist at UMass Amherst → Assistant Professor at George Washington University