Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2006-present)
PhD Candidate in Physics, anticipated graduation date: 2012
Dissertation: Statistical Models on Hierarchical Hanoi Networks
Major examination field: Computational and Theoretical Physics
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX (8/2001-5/2005)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Physics, Cum Laude
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (8/1999-1/2001) ___________________________________________________________________________________
- Emory University Department of Physics Graduate Research Fellow (2009-present)
Dissertation research work in Dr. Stefan Boettcher’s theoretical group on statistical models of hierarchical Hanoi networks
- Emory University Department of Physics Graduate Research Rotation Fellow (Spring 2008)
Research fellow in Dr. Laura Finzi’s lab studying the binding of the bacteriophage 186 CI repressor to DNA with atomic force microcopy
- Emory University Department of Physics Graduate Research Rotation Fellow (Summer 2007)
Research fellow in Dr. Ivan Rasnik’s lab using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy to study the binding activity of the Hjm helicase to single-stranded DNA
- National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (Summer 2002)
NSF REU in polymer simulation research in Dr. Witold Brostow’s lab at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX, in The Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Optimized Materials
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND POSTERS
- Fixed Point Properties of the Ising Ferromagnet on the Hanoi Networks, S. Boettcher and C.T. Brunson, (submitted to Phys. Rev. E), arxiv.org/abs/1011.1603.
- “The Phase Transitions of Self-similar Small-world Networks”, oral presentation at American Physical Society March Meeting, 15 March 2010, Portland, OR.
- “The Peculiar Phase Transitions of the Ising Model on a Small-world Network”, oral presentation at Southeastern Section of American Physical Society Meeting, 14 November 2009, Atlanta, GA.
- “Single-Molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Studies of Hjm/Hel308 DNA Helicase in Mesophilic Archaeon, Methanosarcina acetivorans”, poster at Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, 28 February 2009, Boston, MA.
- “Equilibrium between protein-mediated DNA wrapping and looping. Implications for a protein repositioning mechanism”, poster at Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, 2 March 2009, Boston, MA.