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Dr. Stephen Hagen University of Florida, USA1 Talk
Dr. Hagen received his PhD in physics at Princeton University and carried out postdoctoral studies in condensed matter physics at the University of Maryland. He then joined the Laboratory of Chemical Physics at the National Institutes of Health as a Staff Fellow where he worked with William Eaton on laser... read morespectroscopic studies of protein conformational dynamics and folding. In 1999, Dr. Hagen joined the faculty of the Physics Department of the University of Florida. Dr. Hagen is interested in the rapid early stages of protein folding. His research group applies a variety of fast time-resolved techniques, including laser temperature-jump spectroscopy, transient absorbance spectroscopy and ultra fast mixing, to study fast events in folding. The primary focus is on understanding how the simplest physical properties of polypeptide chains control the rapid reconfiguration dynamics that occur early in the folding process.