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Steve Presse

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1604
Associate Professor
Faculty, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 1504
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Biography

We are seeking motivated graduate and undergraduate students for theoretical or experimental work. If interested, please contact me at spresse@asu.edu or see our website (soon to be changed).

Lab Website:

http://statphysbio.physics.iupui.edu

 

Steve was born in Montreal and went to McGill as an undergrad where he studied Chemistry. He later pursued his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at MIT under the direction of Prof. Robert J. Silbey. As a postdoc in Prof. Ken A. Dill's lab, Steve's research focus shifted to Biophysics and dynamical processes in particular. His lab now uses both theory and experiments to address fundamental questions relevant to Molecular Science. 

On the theory side, his group develops, adapts and uses the tools of inference, statistical physics and stochastic processes, broadly defined, to understand living systems from single molecules to whole cells. A special emphasis is placed on interpreting spectroscopy and imaging data. On the experimental side, Steve's group investigates the role of hydrodynamics on bacterial interactions.


 

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 441Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PHY 792Research