Dan Grilley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, General Chemistry, Biochemistry
Dr. Grilley joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2005-2011
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Biophysics, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College, Physics, 1998
Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics
The goal of my research is to understand in mechanistic detail how the chemical properties of DNA affect its structure and thus its function inside of living cells. Specifically, my research focuses on two related problems, how do the chemical properties of DNA affect its stiffness, and how does that stiffness affect how DNA is compacted to fit inside a cell. Students interested in doing research at the interface of chemistry, biology, and physics are encouraged to contact me.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
4028 Cowley Hall