Postdoctoral Fellow: Brad Van Oosten
Dr. van Oosten received his PhD in biophysics from Brock University. His major focus of study was in lipid membranes and their interactions with small molecules utilizing molecular dynamics and scattering techniques. After his PhD, he continued in the area of biophysics as a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden. In Uppsala, he pursued new DNA sequencing techniques as well as studying protein dynamics and interactions with DNA utilizing microscopy techniques including single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET). Currently he is investigating genotype-phenotype associations in ovarian and head-and-neck cancers using patient-derived organoids(PDO) and xenografts(PDX).