Christopher Kelly


Faculty Profile

Associate Professor


Physics and Astronomy

Secondary Title

Director of The Richard Barber Interdisciplinary Research Program




 283 Physics Research Building

Selected Publications

Courses taught

Physics for the Life Sciences I - PHY 2130

Physics for the Life Sciences II - PHY 2140

Mathematics for Biomedical Physics - PHY 3700

Introduction to Computational Methods - PHY 3750

Optics and Optics Lab - PHY 5340-5341

Biomedical Physics - PHY 5750

Applied Computational Methods - PHY 6750

Research Methods in Biomedical Physics  - PHY 6780

Assisted in teaching:

Introduction to Photography - APH 2400

Nanobioscience - PSL 7215

Bioinformatics: theory and practice - MGG 7050

Research Description

Biological Physics - Subdiffraction-limited optics and biological membranes
With nanoscale engineering and biophysical techniques, my interdisciplinary laboratory explores cellular processes at unprecedented resolution. We develop and utilize novel techniques for nanoscale control and analysis of cellular processes, including  with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, nanophotoincs, and single-fluorophore localization microcopy. At the moment, we are applying these techniques to understanding cellular response to both synthetic and natural nanomaterials for membrane reorganization and curvature induction. We aim to understand the key material and biological properties that determine the nanoscale processes of biological membranes.    

Affiliated Departments