Microbially induced corrosion, quartz crystal microbalance, cell-surface interactions, biomaterials, microscopy.
Colorado Bioscience Association (CBSA)
2011 International Society for Microbial Ecology
2007 Biophysical Society
2006 American Society for Cell Biology
Tau Beta Pi
Awards and Honors:
2012 National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship
2005 Poitras Fellowship for research in MIT Division of Biological Engineering
2004 Bauer Center for Genomics Research Scholarship to MBL Physiology Course
2002 Visiting Scientist at University of New South Wales
2000 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow at The Mayo Clinic
1999 Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Health
1997–2001 Langsdorf Scholar at Washington University
1997 National Merit Scholar
France, D., Shribak, M., Inoué, S., Matsudaira, P., “Cellular velocities of cm/s arise from ordered molecular interactions.” 51st Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 3-7, 2007. [with invited presentation]
France, D.C., Baru, V., McCutcheon, S., Buhse, H., Shribak, M., Inoué, S., Matsudaira, P. “A centrin-based cellular spring that generates nanonewtons of force.” The American Society for Cell Biology 45th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2005.
Avolio A, Cook D, Old R, Halliday A. “Non-invasive Assessment of Wave Reflection Phenomena in the Central Aorta.” 19th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Prague, Czech Republic. June 23-27, 2002.
Cook D, Sessoms M, and Kovacs S. “The wall thinning to transmitral flow-velocity relation: derivation with in vivo validation.” Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 28(6):745-755, 2002.
Cell & Tissue Mechanics
Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST, Materials Reliability Division, 2012 – Present.
Adjunct Faculty at Colorado School of Mines, Chemistry Department, Fall 2011.
Bioprocess Engineer in Applied Research, Luca Technologies, Inc., 2007 – 2010.
Research Assistant, MIT Division of Biological Engineering and Whitehead Institute, 2002 – 2007.
Research Assistant, Washington University School of Medicine, 2001.
Ph.D. Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2007) Structure and Mechanics of the Spasmoneme, a Biological Spring. Thesis Advisor: Paul Matsudaira
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2001)