Diana Valverde Mendez

Graduate Student
Email Address: 
dsmendez@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
228 Carl Icahn Lab
Degrees: 

PhD Program in Physics, entered 2016

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Research interests:

I'm interested in understanding the physical properties of the different components of the bacterial cell (cytoplasm, nucleoid, etc), and how these characteristics affect the internal mechanisms and processes of cells. To achieve this goal I image fluorescently labeled probes using a custom built biplane microscope. From these images I am able to extract 3D trajectories and use these to study diffusion processes that provide information about the relevant physics in the cell.