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Robert H. Austin

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  • Advisor
  • Molecular Architecture of Life

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About

Robert 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 micro-organisms by culturing them inside custom-made micro-environments.

Awards

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1999
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1988

Relevant Publications

  • Chen, Y. et al. "Concentrating Genomic Length DNA in a Microfabricated Array." Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, no. 19 (May 2015): 198303.
  • Wu, A. et al. "Evolutionary game theory in cancer: first steps in prediction of metastatic cancer progression?" Future Oncol. 11, no. 6 (March 2015): 881–83.
  • Bos, J. et al. "Emergence of antibiotic resistance from multinucleated bacterial filaments." PNAS 112, no. 1 (January 2015): 178–83.
  • D'Silva, J. 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 15, no. 10 (May 2015): 2240–2247.
  • Austin, R.H. "Biomolecules, Spin Glasses, Glasses, and Solids." In The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, edited by H. Frauenfelder, S.S. Chan, and W.S. Chan, 13–17. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2010.
  • Austin, R.H. "Protein Quantum Dynamics?" In The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, edited by H. Frauenfelder, S.S. Chan, and W.S. Chan, 199–208. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2010.
  • Austin, R.H. "Water." In The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, edited by H. Frauenfelder, S.S. Chan, and W.S. Chan, 323–39. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2010.
  • Austin, R.H. "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Molecular Structure Dynamics." In The Physics of Proteins: An Introduction to Biological Physics and Molecular Biophysics, edited by H. Frauenfelder, S.S. Chan, and W.S. Chan, 437–40. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2010.

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