Michael G. Poirier

Michael G. Poirier

Michael G. Poirier

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Physics



2140/2135 Physics Research Building
191 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Biophysics


  • Ph.D., 2002, University of Illinois at Chicago, Physics/Biophysics

Current Projects:

Trainee projects in the Poirier lab will be on understanding the influence of chromatin structure and dynamics on DNA processing, such as RNA transcription and DNA repair. Each trainee will apply a combination of biochemical and biophysical experimental methods that include single molecule force and twist measurements, single molecule fluorescence measurements and ensemble biophysical measurements such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer and electron paramagnetic resonance.