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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross

Professor and Department Chair

Physics

225 Physics Building

315.443.3901

jlross@syr.edu


Research Interests

  • How do cells organize their interiors without a manager?
  • Active matter of biological elements such as cytoskeleton and enzymes
  • Fundamental physics behind exciting biological activities
  • Self-assembly and self-organization of cytoskeleton

Education

Ph.D. in Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004

B.A. in Physics
B.A. in Mathematics
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 2002

Awards & Professional Honors

  • 2018 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2014 Scialog Fellow, Moore Foundation and Research Corporation
  • 2013 National Science Foundation, INSPIRE Award
  • 2013 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award, Biophysical Society
  • 2010 Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation
  • 2005 National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Grant

XuG, L. Valdez, A. Sen, J.L. Ross, “Self-propulsion of single enzymes,” Physical Review Letters 123, 12 (2019). arXiv:  https//doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.128101

EdozieUG, S. SahuG, M. PittaHS, C. Fermino Do RosarioUG, A. EnglertUG, J.L. Ross, “Self-Organization of Spindle-Like Microtubule Structures,” Soft Matter, 15, pp 4797-4807 (2019). doi: http://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM01835A bioRxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/624874

BelonogovUG*, M.E. BaileyG*, M.TylerG*, J.L. Ross, “Katanin Catalyzes Microtubule Depolymerization Independent of Tubulin Carboxy Terminal Tails,” Cytoskeleton 76, 3, pp 254-268 (2019). *co-first authors contributed equally to experiments, analysis, and writing. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/cm.21522

AdvaniG, T.J. Maresca, J.L. Ross, “Creation and testing of a new, local microtubule-disruption tool based on the microtubule-severing enzyme, katanin p60,” Cytoskeleton, 75, 531-544 (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/cm.21482

FarhadiG, C. Fermino Do RosarioUG, E.P. Debold, A. Baskaran, J.L. Ross, “Composite Polymer Active Matter” Frontiers in Physics, (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2018.00075

Zhang, N. Kumar, J.L. Ross, 
M.L. Gardel, J.J. de Pablo
, “Interplay of Structure, Elasticity and Dynamics in Actin-Based Nematic Materials,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 115, 2, E124–133, (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1713832115