Christoph F. Schmidt

Professor of Biology

Office: 
Duke University, Department of Physics, Duke Box 90305, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-2708

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.

Mizuno, D., C. Tardin, and C. F. Schmidt. “Rapid local compression in active gels is caused by nonlinear network response.Soft Matter 16, no. 40 (October 2020): 9369–82. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9sm02362c. Full Text Open Access Copy

Das, Moumita, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Michael Murrell. “Introduction to Active Matter.Soft Matter 16, no. 31 (August 2020): 7185–90. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sm90137g. Full Text

Rabbani, Mohammad T., Christoph F. Schmidt, and Alexandra Ros. “Length-Selective Dielectrophoretic Manipulation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.Analytical Chemistry 92, no. 13 (July 2020): 8901–8. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00794. Full Text

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

Pages

Rabbani, M. T., C. F. Schmidt, and A. Ros. “Towards separation of single walled carbon nanotubes with insulator-based dielectrophoresis.” In 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Microtas 2017, 1342–43, 2020.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Selected Grants

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