Marjorie L. Longo

Marjorie Longo

Position Title
Professor

Unit
Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

3108 Banier
Bio

Research Interests

Application of quantitative microscopy and engineering techniques to biophysics problems

We develop and combine quantitative microscopy and engineering techniques to gain knowledge of the structure, transport, thermodynamics, and mechanics of synthetic lipid bilayer membrane and monolayer systems. These serve as models of real biological membranes, and in some cases have technological applications that are easily identified (e.g. drug delivery devices).

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biophysics

Specialties / Focus

  • Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Structural Biology, Membranes and Macromolecular Assembly

Courses

  • BPH 241 Membrane Biology, Spring
  • ECH 254 Colloid and Surface Phenomena, Spring
  • BPH 200A Methods in Biophysics, Winter

Labs

  • BO300 Bainer Hall

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER AWARD
  • Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • U C Davis Chancellor's Fellow
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Midcareer Research Award
  • 2015 Nationally Elected Membrane Structure and Assembly Subgroup Chair of the Biophysical Society

    Professional Societies

    • Biophysical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society

    Degrees

    • 1988 BA Biochemistry/Molecular Biology University of California, Santa Barbara
    • 1993 PhD Chemical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara

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