January 24, 2009
The Department of Bioengineering enthusiastically welcomes our newest faculty member, Professor Gerard Marriott.
Dr. Marriott joined the Bioengineering Department in 2008 through a special nanosciences search initiative conducted by the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute. He joins us from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a Professor of Physiology and Director of the Graduate Physiology Program. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois.
Marriott is a distinguished leader in nanobiology and a renowned researcher in biological optics, with work spanning biophotonics, molecular biophysics, chemical biology, nanomaterials and devices, and synthetic and systems biology. His research interests center on understanding the molecular basis of cell motility and muscle contraction, incorporating unique expertise in devising new molecules that function as biological sensors and/or manipulate protein function remotely and non-invasively in complex environments. His advances include the design and application of new optical probes and microscope imaging techniques – these biophotonics technologies allow him to study protein function and dynamics over a hierarchy of organizational levels, ranging from single molecules to cells within animals.
We are excited Professor Marriot has decided to join us in bioengineering.