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Arkin Lab People

The lab is a diverse bunch of people. Currently, we have a small assortment of chemists, biochemists, electrical engineers, chemical engineers, and bioengineers. Needless to say, this makes life interesting. In a good way.

The Boss


Biography of Adam Arkin

b. 1966; B.A. Carleton College (1988); Ph. D. M.I.T. (1992) ; Faculty Scientist, Physical Biosciences LBNL (1998-); Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Chemistry, University of California Berkeley. (1999-); Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Institute of Medical Research (2000-)

1999 TR100 Most Innovative Young Scientists Award

 

Research Interests

Physical Chemistry of the Cellular Interior

The interior of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells are a very non-classical environment as far as the assumptions of most physical chemistry is concerned. The solutions are not really aqueous; there is a great deal of organization and inhomogeneity in the chemical concentrations; macomolecules are densely packed together, there are mechanical coupling to the chemistry; and many processes are driven by numbers of molecules and at rates slow enough that the thermal fluctuations in reaction rates become significant. We re-examine the thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and kinetics of gene expression, biochemistry and morphogenesis under these novel conditions to try and understand the physics of the cellular environment.

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Administrative
Name Phone Contact Department
Amy Shutkin 510-486-4251 AShutkin@lbl.gov
Genomes to Life Project Manger
Gwyneth Terry 510-495-2116 gaterry@lbl.gov
Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Physical Biosciences Division, 1 Cyclotron Road, MS Stanley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720
(tel) 510-495-2116   (fax) 510-486-6219
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