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Plusquellic Selected as APS Fellow

Dr. David Plusquellic, a research physical chemist in the Biophysics Group of Optical Technology Division, was elevated to Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in November 2009, “for seminal contributions to the spectroscopic investigation of the conformational dynamics and hydrogen-bonding interactions of biological molecules.” His major research interests include the microwave, terahertz, and ultraviolet spectroscopic studies of polypeptides in gas and condensed phase environments, the permeability dynamics of water through peptide nanotube structures, and the impact that water has on the aggregation pathways associated with protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and islet amyloidosis in type 2 diabetes. The nomination was made by the APS Division of Chemical Physics.



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