Jennifer L. Ross
Professor and Physics Department Chair, Syracuse University
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Jennifer L. Ross is an award-winning biophysicist studying the organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton and microtubule-based enzymes using high-resolution single molecule imaging techniques. She won the Margaret Oakley-Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society, an INSPIRE Award from NSF, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. She has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. As a Cottrell Scholar, Ross has pioneered innovative teaching techniques in active learning that are being adopted around the world. Specifically, she has created a novel interdisciplinary optics course where students build their own microscopes. This course has been adapted and taught at several international short courses on microscopy including Analytical and Quantitative Microscopy (AQLM) at the Marine Biology Laboratory and the Bangalore Microscopy Course at the National Centre for Biological Science in Bangalore, India. Ross is also an advocate for women and under-represented groups in Physics, and she recently became the Physics Department Chair at Syracuse University.
Sponsored by the General Leif J. Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program at Augsburg University.