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Robert H Austin

Robert H. Austin’s research group focuses primarily on the use of microarrays and nanotechnology to further their physical understanding of biological processes, such as the dynamics of cells when subjected to stress. They ultimately seek to understand, and possibly guide, the evolution of microrganisms by culturing them inside custom-made micro-environments.

Awards

Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008.

Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1999.

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998.

Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1988.

Relevant Publications

Y. Chen et al, "Concentrating Genomic Length DNA in a Microfabricated Array," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 114, no. 19, pp. 198303, May 2015.

A. Wu et al, "Evolutionary game theory in cancer: first steps in prediction of metastatic cancer progression?," Future Oncol., vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 881-883, March 2015.

J. Bos et al, "Emergence of antibiotic resistance from multinucleated bacterial filaments," PNAS, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 178-183, Jan. 2015.

J. D'Silva et al, "Inhibition of clot formation in deterministic lateral displacement arrays for processing large volumes of blood for rare cell capture," Lab on a Chip, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 2240-2247, May 2015.

Books

R. H. Austin, "Biomolecules, Spin Glasses, Glasses, and Solids," in The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, H. Frauenfelder. S. S. Chan and W. S. Chan, Eds. New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2010, pp. 13-17.

R. H. Austin, "Protein Quantum Dynamics?" in The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, H. Frauenfelder. S. S. Chan and W. S. Chan, Eds. New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2010, pp. 199-208.

R. H. Austin, "Water," in The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, H. Frauenfelder. S. S. Chan and W. S. Chan, Eds. New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2010, pp. 323-339.

R. H. Austin, "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Molecular Structure Dynamics," in The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, H. Frauenfelder. S. S. Chan and W. S. Chan, Eds. New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2010, pp. 437-440.

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Appointment

Advisor Molecular Architecture of Life

Institution

Princeton UniversityDepartment of Physics

Education

PhD (Physics) Univesrity of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

BA (Physics) Hope college

Country

United States

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