|1993||PhD||Chemical Engineering||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|1988||BA||Biochemistry/Molecular Biology||University of California, Santa Barbara|
Application of quantitative microscopy and engineering techniques to biophysics problems
We develop and combine quantitative microscopy and engineering techniques to gain knowledge of the structure, transport, thermodynamics, and mechanics of synthetic lipid bilayer membrane and monolayer systems. These serve as models of real biological membranes, and in some cases have technological applications that are easily identified (e.g. drug delivery devices).