Marjorie Longo

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Professor

Departments

Engineering Chemical &Material

Offices and Labs

3108 Banier
mllongo@ucdavis.edu

Degrees

1993 PhD Chemical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara
1988 BA Biochemistry/Molecular Biology University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

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).

Awards

NSF CAREER AWARD
Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
U C Davis Chancellor's Fellow
College of Engineering Outstanding Midcareer Research Award

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

ProfessionalSocieties

Biophysical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Biophysics

Labs

BO300 Bainer Hall website

Teaching Interests

Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Biological Membranes. Transport Phenomena. Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena.

Courses

BPH 200A Methods in Biophysics (Winter)
BPH 241 Membrane Biology (Spring)
ECH 254 Colloid and Surface Phenomena (Spring)

Personal Interests

gardening, golf, fishing, running, soccer, time with family