Dr. Landry moves to UC Berkeley


Alumna Markita Landry has accepted a faculty position with UC Berkeley. She joins UC Berkeley from the department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a NSF Postdoctoral Research fellow.  She received a B.S. in Chemistry, and a B.A. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Yann Chemla in Chemical Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, she has held an interim research position at the center for nanobiosciences at Osaka University.

Her current research centers on the development of optical sensors using nanoparticle-polymer composites. In future work, she would like to focus her research on the collaborative potential between the fields of single-molecule biophysics and nanomaterials research to develop new diagnostic and sensing tools, and applications of nanotechnology to plant engineering. She was a recipient of the NSF graduate research fellowship, the NSF postdoctoral research fellowship, and is a recent recipient of early career awards from the NARSAD foundation and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.