Probing Structure and Dynamics of Bio-Interfaces with Neutron Scattering.

Neutrons due to their penetrability, non-perturbative nature, isotopic and low-Z elements sensitivity are frequently utilized to study bio-relevant systems including biological interfaces. The presentation will demonstrate how the strength of neutron scattering can be applied to understand two very different systems: (a) simple engineered polymer-supported lipid bilayers at solid-liquid interfaces and (b) highly complex arrangement of living cells adhesion and their response to external shear stress mimicking blood flow.

Date: 
13 Nov 2017
Time: 
2:00pm
Location: 
215 Sharp Lab
Speaker: 
Jaroslaw (Jarek) Majewski, Ph. D., Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM; BIO/MCB NSF Alexandria VA; Prof. (adjunct) UC Davis, CA.
Host: 
Lyman