Perkins Lab
Single Molecule Biophysics

About Tom

Contact info:
tperkins@jila.colorado.edu
PH: (303) 492-5291
FAX:(303) 492-5235

JILA, University of Colorado
440 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0440

Current position:
Associate JILA Fellow
Physicist, Quantum Physics Division, NIST
Adjoint Assistant Professor of MCDB

Tom is a new associate fellow at JILA. JILA is a research institute run jointly between NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Tom's academic appointment on campus is with the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department. This unusual position is due to the nature of Tom's research, which applies the tools of physics (lasers, optics and precision measurements) to biological questions (enzymatic motion along DNA).

Background:
A.B. in Physics magna cum laude from Harvard, 1989
Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford in the group of Steve Chu, 1997
Post-doctoral work at Princeton and Stanford, in the group of Prof. Steve Block
Career award in the biomedical sciences through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund