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Board Members

Nai-Chang Yeh
Co-Director

Keith Schwab
Co-Director

Harry A. Atwater, Jr.
Julia R. Greer
James R. Heath
Nathan S. Lewis
Oskar J. Painter
Michael L. Roukes
Axel Scherer
Kerry J. Vahala

 

image Rob Phillips
Professor of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering

B.S., University of Minnesota, 1986; Ph.D., Washington University, 1989.

phone: 626.395.3374
location: 159 Broad Center
mail code: 114-96

Research Group |

Current research includes:

  • Membrane Mechanics and Mechanosensitive Ion Channels
  • Physics of DNA packaging and ejection in viruses
  • Genome management and chromosome geography
  • Sequence dependence of DNA elasticity
  • Physics of phagocytosis
  • Statistical mechanics of signaling
  • Reduced alphabets for bioinformatics
  • Transcriptional regulation in bacteria
  • Maximum entropy and non-equilibrium physics

 

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The KNI is located in Steele Laboratory
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1200 East California Boulevard, 107-81, Pasadena, CA USA 91125
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