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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty & Staff

Dinah Loerke

Assistant Professor

    Phone: 303-871-3506
    Office: Physics 304
    Email: Dinah.Loerke@du.edu

    My research interests focus on quantitative biophysical approaches to experimental cell biology. In particular, I am interested in the study of biological processes at the single cell level through the analysis of spatiotemporal dynamics of subcellular events. My approach combines fluorescence live-cell microscopy, computational image processing, and quantitative and statistical data analysis. Special emphasis lies on large and heterogeneous data populations, with the goal of extracting mechanistic and molecular information through measurement and inter-correlation of different readouts. Of particular interest to me are the relationship between cytoskeletal dynamics and endocytosis, and the integration of biochemical and mechanical signaling at the level of the cell membrane.