ESP Biography

CORIANNE VAN DEN AKKER, Postdoc in biophysics

Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I obtained my undergrad and masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering. During my PhD in biophysics, I did research on protein aggregation related to diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. In 2014, I started as a postdoc in the Chemistry department at Stanford, where I perform fundamental, interdisciplinary research at the interface between medical sciences, chemistry and physics. My goal is to get a better understanding of how our cells work.

Past Classes

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C5674: Small, Smaller, Smallest: What Can and Can’t We See Using Microscopes? in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
Since the invention of the microscope in the 17th century, microscopes have played an indispensable role in many fields of research: from medical sciences to engineering, and from earth sciences to biology. But what can we see using different types of microscopes? And what can’t we (yet) see? In this class, we will dive into various microscopy techniques and see examples of state-of-the-art research!