Archive for the ‘Robert Ros’s Lab’ Category

Project 1 Team Members

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Project Lead: Robert Ros

  • Robert Ros (Principal Investigator) is Associate Professor for Physics at Arizona State University. He joined ASU in 2008 from Bielefeld University as Associate Professor for Physics. He is an experimental biophysicist with expertise in force spectroscopy, and the combination of AFM with confocal microscopy. His research interests in the field of nanobiophysics includes structural biology, physics of molecular recognition, conformational dynamics of single (bio-)molecules and cell mechanics using scanning probe methods, force spectroscopy technologies, fluorescence microscopy, and nanophotonics. More Info

  • Rory Staunton

    Rory Staunton studied physics and philosophy at North Carolina State University before coming to the ASU physics PhD program in ’09. He chose to pursue nanobiophysics because it is at the intersection of many interesting and rapidly developing fields. His current research in the Ros lab is on the mechanical interplay between cells and their microenvironment in the context of cancer progression and metastasis.

  • Bryant Doss is a Physics PhD student with Dr. Robert Ros. His undergraduate education consists of BS Physics and BS Computer Science from West Virginia University. His lab duties include experimental AFM nanoindentation and analysis of single cells as well as fluorescence lifetime experiments of single cells.

  • Michael Gilbert is a physics graduate student working in Dr. Robert Ros’ Lab. He received my BS in Space Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently working on Finite Element simulations of cellular indentation.

Robert Ros’ Publications

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Publications 2013

A Physical Sciences Network Characterization of Non-tumorigenic and Metastatic Cells. Sci Rep. 2013
A physical sciences network characterization of non-tumorigenic and metastatic cells.

Publications 2012

Long Lifetime of Hydrogen-bonded DNA Basepairs by Force Spectroscopy. Biophys J. May 2012
Long lifetime of hydrogen-bonded DNA basepairs by force spectroscopy.

Identifying single bases in a DNA oligomer with electron tunnelling, published in Nature Nanotechnology, ONLINE: 14 NOVEMBER 2010 (

Publications 2011

Antibody-Unfolding and Metastable-State Binding in Force Spectroscopy and Recognition Imaging, published in the Biophysical Journal, Volume 100, January 2011. 243–250.

AFM Stiffness Nanotomography of Normal, Metaplastic and Dysplastic Human Esophageal Cells, published in Phys. Biol. 8 (2011) 015007.

Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy: a Method for Quantitative Analysis of Ligand-Receptor Interactions, published in Nanomedicine (2010) 5(4).

Publications 2010

Identifying Single Bases in a DNA Oligomer with Electron Tunneling. Nat Nanotechnol. December 2010.
Identifying single bases in a DNA oligomer with electron tunneling.

Poster: The work of the Robert Ros team

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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Rory Annual Meeting Poster (54×40) (pdf)