Biomolecular Interactions & Dynamics with Time-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy

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Recent advances in time-resolved confocal microscopy at the University of Montana will be presented. Applications to be discussed will include interactions of nanomaterials and proteins with biological membranes and dynamics of biomolecular interactions observed by single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy.

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J.B. Alexander (Sandy) Ross is a physical biochemist specializing in time-resolved excited-state spectroscopy and single-molecule experiments to understand macromolecular interactions and dynamics. He joined UM in 2001 as Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory. He is affiliated with the Materials Science Ph.D. program and has also served as Dean of UM's Graduate School and Director of its Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program. Sandy earned his B.A. at Antioch College and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.