Lapidus Lab

Group Members

Lisa Lapidus

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Michigan State University

Biomedical Physical Sciences Bldg.

567 Wilson Rd, Rm. 4227

East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 884-5656

(517) 353-4500 (fax)

lapidus@msu.edu

 

Education

  • B.S., University of Michigan, 1991
  • A.M., Harvard University, 1993
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1998

Past Research Interests

  • Synchronization and Stochastic Behavior of Electrons in a Penning Trap

 Jim Carrey and Conan O'Brien find this topic cool.

  • Single Molecule Fluorescence
  • RNA folding

 

 

Dena Izadi

Graduate Student, Physics and Quantitative Biology

izadiden@msu.edu

Research Experience

  • Fast folding events in proteins using laser spectroscopy
  • Fused Silica Ultra-fast Mixer Fabrication using two different techniques- UCLA nanolab, Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at University of Michigan, and W.M. Keck Microfabrication Facility at MSU
  • Protein folding studies using single molecule force spectroscopy techniques- Collaboration work with Matthew Comstock lab at Michigan State University


David Witalka

Graduate Student, Physics

witalkad@msu.edu 

Research Experience

  • Fast folding events in proteins using microfluidic mixers
  • Development of fluorescent probes to measure unfolded protein changes with aggregation inhibitors


Terry Ball

Technician

ballt@pa.msu.edu

Research experience

  • Protein Purification
  • Chromatography
  • Molecular Biology