Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith

Ph. D., Stanford University, 1999


Office: NSB 2115
Phone: 858-534-5241
Secondary Phone: 822-1379 or 822-4836

Research Statement

- Mechanical manipulation and imaging of single DNA molecules
- Viral DNA packaging in bacteriophages phi29, lambda, and T4
- Function of ATP-dependent molecular motors
- Single polymer dynamics (polymer physics, DNA properties, rheology)
- Chromatin assembly and structure
- Enzyme mediated DNA looping
- Restriction endonuclease function
- Physics of knot formation