Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080
I received my B.S. in physics and mathematics from Walla Walla University in 2004. I studied electronic and ionic transport in nanoscale systems at UCSD culminating in a PhD in physics in 2013. I am currently studying transport phenomena in nanopore systems using all-atom molecular dynamics.
My recent interests include the measurement of DNA flexibility using molecular dynamics simulations, translocation of DNA through graphene nanopores as well as ion conductance through graphene nanopores, and the translocation of DNA nanostructures through nanopores.
- Water-compression gating of nanopore transport." Physical Review Letters 120:268101 (2018). "
- Graphene Nanopores for Protein Sequencing." Advanced Functional Materials 26:4830-4838 (2016). "
- Single-base DNA discrimination via transverse ionic transport." Nanotechnology 24:415101 (2013). "
- Picomolar Fingerprinting of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles Using Solid-State Nanopores." ACS Nano 11:9701-9710 (2017). "
- Hydroxymethyluracil modifications enhance the flexibility and hydrophilicity of double-stranded DNA." Nucleic Acids Research 44:2085-2092 (2016). "
- Smooth DNA Transport through a Narrowed Pore Geometry." Biophysical Journal 107:2381-2393 (2014). "
- Improved model of hydrated calcium ion for molecular dynamics simulations using classical biomolecular force fields." Biopolymers 105:752-763 (2016). "
- Slowing DNA Transport Using Graphene–DNA Interactions." Advanced Functional Materials 25:936-946 (2015). "
- Dehydration and ionic conductance quantization in nanopores." J Phys Condens Matter 22:454126 (2010). "