Jed Macosko

Wake Forest University, USA


Jed Macosko holds Ph.D. degree, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, with emphasis on biophysical chemistry. Macosko serves as Associate Professor of physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. Macosko areas of expertise include the physics of cancer, drug discovery, and molecular machines. Over the past two decades Macosko has researched single molecule studies of protein motors, first as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Carlos Bustamante (UC Berkeley) and then as a Visiting Assistant Professor with David Keller (U of NM) and finally using live cell imaging at Wake Forest. Recently, Macosko broadened his research to include study of the mechanical properties of cancer cells relative to healthy cells and the development of high throughput drug discovery. Macosko has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has advised dozens of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers, and has won over $1 million in external research funding from government agencies such as NIH, NSF, NCBC, and NGLC and private sources such as MacArthur, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Arthur Vining Davis.

Biography Updated on 25 January 2015

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