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Nancy Forde

Professor, Physics, Simon Fraser University

About Nancy

Current Research Interests

  • Mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix protein collagen at different hierarchies of scale (molecular, fibrillar; self-assembly mechanism)
  • Development of high-throughput single-molecule force spectroscopy measurements: centrifuge force microscopy
  • Development of optical trapping strategies to manipulate and characterize proteins and biomaterials
  • Mechanisms of novel molecular motors

Honors

Michèle Auger Award for Exceptional Service to the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC)
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar
Cottrell Scholar
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Harper Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago
NSERC, 1967 Science and Engineering Scholarship


Education
Postdoc

University of California, Berkeley , 08/1999-07/2004

Ph.D.

Chemistry, University of Chicago, 08/99

Master's

Chemistry, University of Chicago, 08/95

Bachelor's

Chemical Physics, University of Toronto, 06/94

Interested in
  • Speaking
  • Professional Service (e.g. review panels)
  • Science Outreach
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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