Cellular Imaging and Biophysics Faculty

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James E Rothman, PhD

Sterling Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry

Chairman, Department of Cell Biology

Director, Nanobiology Institute

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cell Biology; Chemistry; Golgi Apparatus; Membrane Fusion; Synaptic Transmission; Vesicular Transport Proteins

Professor James Rothman, the Wallace Professor of the Biomedical Sciences at Yale University, is one of the world's most distinguished biochemists and cell biologists. He is Chairman of the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Biology and is the Director and founder of the Nanobiology Institute on Yale’s new West Campus. Rothman graduated from Yale College (1971) where he studied physics. He received his Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry from Harvard (1976) and was a student at...

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Derek K. Toomre, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Director of the YALE 'CINEMA' Laboratory (Cellular Imaging using New Microscopy Approaches)

Research Interests

Biology; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Optics and Photonics

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Yongli Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor in Cell Biology

Research Interests

Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly; Exocytosis; Membrane Fusion; Munc18 Proteins; Optical Tweezers; Protein Folding; SNARE Proteins; Synaptic Transmission; Synaptotagmins

Ph.D. Yale University, 2003

Research interest: Single-molecule biophysics and biochemistry

M.S. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1997

Research interest: Theoretical biophysics

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