Christoph F. 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, Indrajit, Daniel Haertter, Janice M. Crawford, Daniel P. Kiehart, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Andrea J. Liu. “Minimal vertex model explains how the amnioserosa avoids fluidization during Drosophila dorsal closure.” BioRxiv, December 22, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.12.20.572544.
  • Tah, Indrajit, Daniel Haertter, Janice M. Crawford, Daniel P. Kiehart, Christoph F. Schmidt, and Andrea J. Liu. “Minimal vertex model explains how the amnioserosa avoids fluidization during Drosophila dorsal closure.” ArXiv, December 20, 2023.
  • Jayachandran, C., A. Ghosh, M. Prabhune, J. Bath, A. J. Turberfield, L. Hauke, J. Enderlein, F. Rehfeldt, and C. F. Schmidt. “DNA-Based Optical Sensors for Forces in Cytoskeletal Networks.” ACS Applied Nano Materials 6, no. 17 (September 8, 2023): 15455–64. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.3c01783.
  • Ranaivoson, Fanomezana Moutse, Vincent Crozet, Matthieu P. M. H. Benoit, Amna Abdalla Mohammed Khalid, Carlos Kikuti, Helena Sirkia, Ahmed El Marjou, et al. “Nucleotide-free structures of KIF20A illuminate atypical mechanochemistry in this kinesin-6.” Open Biology 13, no. 9 (September 2023): 230122. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsob.230122.
  • Ranaivoson, Fanomezana Moutse, Vincent Crozet, Matthieu P. M. H. Benoît, Amna Abdalla Mohammed Khalid, Carlos Kikuti, Helena Sirkia, Ahmed El Marjou, et al. “Nucleotide-free structures of Kif20A illuminate the atypical allostery in this mitotic kinesin-6.” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, November 10, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.11.10.515925.