Alex Klotz

Assistant Professor - Biophysics

Ph.D. McGill University, 2015
M.Sc. McGill University, 2011
B.Sc Queen's University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Biophysics
  • Soft Materials
  • Complex Fluids

My research is at the interface of biological physics and soft condensed matter. I am interested in using tools provided from biology to answer questions about the physics of soft materials. In the past I have investigated how DNA partitions itself into small spaces and how knots in DNA molecules move and untie. Moving forward, I will be investigating the physics of non-covalent chemical bonds using "DNA chainmail" and exploring non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluid mechanics using protein gels.