Christoph F. Schmidt

Schmidt

Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Physics
  • Co-Director of the Duke Materials Initiative
  • Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor of Biology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2316 French Family Science Center, Duke Box 90305, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 2708
  • Email Address: christoph.schmidt@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

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

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 995: Graduate Training Internship
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 415: Biophysics II
  • PHYSICS 174: Introduction to Frontiers of Biophysics
  • BIOLOGY 791T: Tutorial
  • BIOLOGY 425: Biophysics II

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Tah, I; Haertter, D; Crawford, JM; Kiehart, DP; Schmidt, CF; Liu, AJ, Minimal vertex model explains how the amnioserosa avoids fluidization during Drosophila dorsal closure., bioRxiv (2023) [10.1101/2023.12.20.572544] [abs].
  • Tah, I; Haertter, D; Crawford, JM; Kiehart, DP; Schmidt, CF; Liu, AJ, Minimal vertex model explains how the amnioserosa avoids fluidization during Drosophila dorsal closure., ArXiv (2023) [abs].
  • Jayachandran, C; Ghosh, A; Prabhune, M; Bath, J; Turberfield, AJ; Hauke, L; Enderlein, J; Rehfeldt, F; Schmidt, CF, DNA-Based Optical Sensors for Forces in Cytoskeletal Networks, ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol 6 no. 17 (2023), pp. 15455-15464 [10.1021/acsanm.3c01783] [abs].
  • Ranaivoson, FM; Crozet, V; Benoit, MPMH; Abdalla Mohammed Khalid, A; Kikuti, C; Sirkia, H; El Marjou, A; Miserey-Lenkei, S; Asenjo, AB; Sosa, H; Schmidt, CF; Rosenfeld, SS; Houdusse, A, Nucleotide-free structures of KIF20A illuminate atypical mechanochemistry in this kinesin-6., Open biology, vol 13 no. 9 (2023) [10.1098/rsob.230122] [abs].
  • Ranaivoson, FM; Crozet, V; Benoît, MPMH; Khalid, AAM; Kikuti, C; Sirkia, H; Marjou, AE; Asenjo, AB; Sosa, H; Schmidt, CF; Rosenfeld, SS; Houdusse, A, Nucleotide-free structures of Kif20A illuminate the atypical allostery in this mitotic kinesin-6 (2022) [10.1101/2022.11.10.515925] [abs].