ñez Group Research

DNA Damage
Bacterial Biophysics
Research Students
Publications, Grants, and Presentations



Collaborating with lots of great scientists is not only productive, but fun too. Please click on their pictures to link to their websites.

First, there's the bacterial biophysics collaboration:

Eileen M. Spain

(Professor of Chemistry, Occidental College).

Eileen is a physical chemist with interests in nanoscience and other cool stuff. She's been my mentor, collaborator, and friend for more than nine years. http://departments.oxy.edu/chemistry/faculty/spain.HTM



Megan Ferguson

(Assistant Professor of Chemistry, SUNY New Paltz).

Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in Eileen Spain's lab working on our Bdellovibrio projects, Megan Ferguson is an environmental chemist at SUNY New Paltz.

(that's Megan F. at left, and me at right, enjoying the Los Angeles January sunshine)



Anne Murdaugh

Assistant Professor of Physics, Rollins College, FL (formerly HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Holyoke College Departments of Chemistry and Physics).

After earning a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Arizona, Dr. Murdaugh came to MHC to apply her extensive AFM experience to sticky Bdellovibrio questions (ha ha ha, pun intended). She also mentored several undergraduate research students, team-taught General Chemistry, and helped to redesign some of the General Chemistry curriculum to include more physics, particularly thermodynamics and spectroscopy.



Kathy Aidala

(Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, Mount Holyoke College).

Kathy is a physicist who specializes in scanning probe microscopy. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/kaidala/Lab/index.html



And I have great DNA collaborators too:

Mark C. Williams

(Associate Professor of Physics, Northeastern University).

Mark is a biophysicist who uses optical tweezers to study DNA. http://www.atsweb.neu.edu/mark/



Gregory Verdine

(Erving Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard/Dana-Farber Program in Cancer Chemical Biology)

Among many other fascinating and important things, the Verdine group studies base excision repair. Greg was kind enough to welcome me into his lab during my sabbatical at the Radcliffe Institute 2006-2007.








While in his lab I worked with a lot of great people, in particular 4th year MCB graduate student Charisse Crenshaw, shown here in front of the 700 MHz NMR. Since then, Charisse received her Ph.D. from Harvard and she is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute in San Diego.



Megan E. Núñez, Department of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street, South Hadley MA 01075.

phone (413) 538-2449. fax (413) 538-2327. email menunez at mtholyoke dot edu.