Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics


Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips

Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of Minnesota, 1986; Ph.D., Washington University, 1989. Clark Millikan Visiting Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1997; Professor, 2000-2011; Morris Professor, 2012-.


Research Group Matters
Celene Barrera
Steele Laboratory
(626) 395-6337

Research Group Website Personal Website

Research Overview

Professor Phillips focuses on physical biology of the cell: biophysical theory, single-molecule experiments, and single-cell experiments.

List of Research Areas

physical biology of the cell, biophysical theory, single-molecule experiments, single-cell experiments

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