Christoph F. Schmidt

Professor of Biology

Campus Box: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708

Education

  • D.R., Technical University of Munich (Germany) 1988

Schmidt, C. F. “A practical guide to optical tweezers.” In Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology, 259–74, 2006.

Butkevich, E., N. C. Verma, N. Oleksiievets, I. Gregor, C. F. Schmidt, J. Enderlein, C. K. Nandi, and A. I. Chizhik. “Carbon Dots for Studying Muscle Architecture.” Acs Applied Nano Materials 2, no. 12 (December 27, 2019): 7466–72. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b01815. Full Text

Katana, Radoslaw, Chonglin Guan, Damiano Zanini, Matthew E. Larsen, Diego Giraldo, Bart R. H. Geurten, Christoph F. Schmidt, Steven G. Britt, and Martin C. Göpfert. “Chromophore-Independent Roles of Opsin Apoproteins in Drosophila Mechanoreceptors.Current Biology : Cb 29, no. 17 (September 2019): 2961-2969.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.036. Full Text

Tarantola, Marco, Tim Meyer, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann. “Physics meets medicine - At the heart of active matter.Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 144 (July 2019): 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2019.03.009. Full Text

Nishi, Kengo, Maria L. Kilfoil, Christoph F. Schmidt, and F. C. MacKintosh. “Reply to the 'Comment on "A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology"' by M. Tassieri, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, DOI.Soft Matter 14, no. 42 (October 2018): 8671–72. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sm01792a. Full Text

Tan, Tzer Han, Maya Malik-Garbi, Enas Abu-Shah, Junang Li, Abhinav Sharma, Fred C. MacKintosh, Kinneret Keren, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Nikta Fakhri. “Self-organized stress patterns drive state transitions in actin cortices.Science Advances 4, no. 6 (June 6, 2018): eaar2847. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar2847. Full Text

Nishi, Kengo, Maria L. Kilfoil, Christoph F. Schmidt, and F. C. MacKintosh. “A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology.Soft Matter 14, no. 19 (May 2018): 3716–23. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7sm02499a. Full Text

Heidemann, Knut M., Andrew O. Sageman-Furnas, Abhinav Sharma, Florian Rehfeldt, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Max Wardetzky. “Topology determines force distributions in one-dimensional random spring networks.Physical Review. E 97, no. 2–1 (February 2018): 022306. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.97.022306. Full Text

Heidemann, Knut M., Andrew O. Sageman-Furnas, Abhinav Sharma, Florian Rehfeldt, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Max Wardetzky. “Topology Counts: Force Distributions in Circular Spring Networks.Physical Review Letters 120, no. 6 (February 2018): 068001. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.120.068001. Full Text

Rezvani, S., N. Shi, T. M. Squires, and C. F. Schmidt. “Microfluidic device for chemical and mechanical manipulation of suspended cells.” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51, no. 4 (January 10, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aaa121. Full Text

Prahlad, Achintya, Christian Spalthoff, Deqing Kong, Jörg Großhans, Martin C. Göpfert, and Christoph F. Schmidt. “Mechanical Properties of a Drosophila Larval Chordotonal Organ.Biophysical Journal 113, no. 12 (December 2017): 2796–2804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2017.08.061. Full Text

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Ott, C. M., C. Battle, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and C. F. Schmidt. “Primary cilia bend and pivot in response to intracellular and extracellular forces.” In Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol. 25. AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2014.

Keren, K., N. Fakhri, M. Malik-Garbi, E. Abu Shah, and C. F. Schmidt. “Characterization of the mechanical properties of reconstituted contractile actin networks using single wall carbon nanotubes.” In Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol. 25. AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2014.

Gurwitz, Adina Gerson, Christina Thiede, Natalia Movshovich, Vladimir Fridman, Maria Podolskaya, Stefan Lakaemper, Dieter R. Klopfenstein, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Larisa Gheber. “Loop 8 Plays a Role in Controlling S. Cerevisiae Kinesin-5 Cin8 Motility and Function.” In Biophysical Journal, 102:702A-702A. CELL PRESS, 2012.

Gerson-Gurwitz, Adina, Christina Thiede, Natalia Movshovich, Vladimir Fridman, Maria Podolskaya, Stefan Lakämper, Dieter R. Klopfenstein, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Larisa Gheber. “Control of Directionality of Individual Kinesin-5 Motors.” In Biophysical Journal, 102:696a-696a. Elsevier BV, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2011.11.3778. Full Text

Lakaemper, S., C. Thiede, A. D. Wessel, and C. F. Schmidt. “Exaggerating the switch - a chimeric Kinesin-tetramer with fulsome motile features.” In Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol. 23. AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, 2012.

Thiede, Christina, Adina Gerson-Gurwitz, Natalia Movshovich, Vladimir Fridman, Maria Podolskaya, Tsafi Danieli, Stefan Lakaemper, Dieter Kopfenstein, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Larisa Gheber. “Directionality of the yeast Kinesin-5 Cin8 is controlled by molecular structure and salt conditions.” In European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, 40:135–135. SPRINGER, 2011.

Gerson-Gurwitz, Adina, Christina Thiede, Natalia Movshovich, Vladimir Fridman, Maria Podolskaya, Tsafi Danieli, Stefan Lakaemper, Dieter R. Klopfenstein, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Larisa Gheber. “Control of the fast, slow and reverse gear of the yeast mitotic kinesin-5 Cin8.” In European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, 40:163–163. SPRINGER, 2011.

Henschel, Volker, Alessandro Esposito, Eugenia Butkevich, Christoph F. Schmidt, Fred S. Wouters, and Dieter R. Klopfenstein. “Detecting protein conformational states in C. elegans in vivo by confocal fluorescence anisotropy.” In European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, 40:150–150. SPRINGER, 2011.

Fakhri, Nikta, Joerg Enderlein, Matteo Pasquali, Frederick C. MacKintosh, and Christoph F. Schmidt. “Carbon nanotubes as mechanical probes of equilibrium and non-equilibrium cytoskeletal networks.” In European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, 40:159–159. SPRINGER, 2011.

Dueselder, Andre, Christina Thiede, Stefanie Kramer, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Stefan Lakaemper. “Neck-Linker-Length Dependence of Processive Kinesin-5 Motility.” In Biophysical Journal, 100:122–23. CELL PRESS, 2011.

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Selected Grants

University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1994 to 2022