Christoph F. Schmidt

Christoph F. Schmidt

Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics

Professor of Physics

Professor of Biology (Secondary)

Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Secondary)

Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants

University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1994 to 2022

Gittes, F., and C. F. Schmidt. Signals and noise in micromechanical measurements. Vol. 55, 1998, pp. 129–56. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s0091-679x(08)60406-9. Full Text

Schmidt, C. F. “A practical guide to optical tweezers.” Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology, 2006, pp. 259–74.

Butkevich, E., et al. “Carbon Dots for Studying Muscle Architecture.” Acs Applied Nano Materials, vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 7466–72. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acsanm.9b01815. Full Text

Katana, Radoslaw, et al. “Chromophore-Independent Roles of Opsin Apoproteins in Drosophila Mechanoreceptors.Current Biology : Cb, vol. 29, no. 17, Sept. 2019, pp. 2961-2969.e4. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.036. Full Text

Tarantola, Marco, et al. “Physics meets medicine - At the heart of active matter.Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, vol. 144, July 2019, pp. 1–2. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2019.03.009. Full Text

Nishi, Kengo, et al. “Reply to the 'Comment on "A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology"' by M. Tassieri, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, DOI.Soft Matter, vol. 14, no. 42, Oct. 2018, pp. 8671–72. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c8sm01792a. Full Text

Tan, Tzer Han, et al. “Self-organized stress patterns drive state transitions in actin cortices.Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2018, p. eaar2847. Epmc, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aar2847. Full Text

Nishi, Kengo, et al. “A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology.Soft Matter, vol. 14, no. 19, May 2018, pp. 3716–23. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c7sm02499a. Full Text

Heidemann, Knut M., et al. “Topology determines force distributions in one-dimensional random spring networks.Physical Review. E, vol. 97, no. 2–1, Feb. 2018, p. 022306. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.97.022306. Full Text

Heidemann, Knut M., et al. “Topology Counts: Force Distributions in Circular Spring Networks.Physical Review Letters, vol. 120, no. 6, Feb. 2018, p. 068001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.068001. Full Text

Rezvani, S., et al. “Microfluidic device for chemical and mechanical manipulation of suspended cells.” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 51, no. 4, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aaa121. Full Text

Prahlad, Achintya, et al. “Mechanical Properties of a Drosophila Larval Chordotonal Organ.Biophysical Journal, vol. 113, no. 12, Dec. 2017, pp. 2796–804. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2017.08.061. Full Text

Pages

Ott, C. M., et al. “Primary cilia bend and pivot in response to intracellular and extracellular forces.Molecular Biology of the Cell, vol. 25, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2014.

Keren, K., et al. “Characterization of the mechanical properties of reconstituted contractile actin networks using single wall carbon nanotubes.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, vol. 25, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2014.

Gurwitz, Adina Gerson, et al. “Loop 8 Plays a Role in Controlling S. Cerevisiae Kinesin-5 Cin8 Motility and Function.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 102, no. 3, CELL PRESS, 2012, pp. 702A-702A.

Lakaemper, S., et al. “Exaggerating the switch - a chimeric Kinesin-tetramer with fulsome motile features.Molecular Biology of the Cell, vol. 23, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2012.

Gerson-Gurwitz, Adina, et al. “Control of Directionality of Individual Kinesin-5 Motors.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 102, no. 3, Elsevier BV, 2012, pp. 696a-696a. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2011.11.3778. Full Text

Thiede, Christina, et al. “Directionality of the yeast Kinesin-5 Cin8 is controlled by molecular structure and salt conditions.” European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, vol. 40, SPRINGER, 2011, pp. 135–135.

Gerson-Gurwitz, Adina, et al. “Control of the fast, slow and reverse gear of the yeast mitotic kinesin-5 Cin8.” European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, vol. 40, SPRINGER, 2011, pp. 163–163.

Henschel, Volker, et al. “Detecting protein conformational states in C. elegans in vivo by confocal fluorescence anisotropy.” European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, vol. 40, SPRINGER, 2011, pp. 150–150.

Fakhri, Nikta, et al. “Carbon nanotubes as mechanical probes of equilibrium and non-equilibrium cytoskeletal networks.” European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, vol. 40, SPRINGER, 2011, pp. 159–159.

Dueselder, Andre, et al. “Neck-Linker-Length Dependence of Processive Kinesin-5 Motility.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 100, no. 3, CELL PRESS, 2011, pp. 122–23.

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