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Professor of Physics & Astronomy [Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara]. Professor Dennin brings expertise in laboratory studies on the behavior of biologically relevant organics, including proteins, to the ORU. Professor Dennin's main research interests are in systems that are driven out of equilibrium and model systems for biological membranes. Some of the questions focused on in his lab include: How does the spatial organization of lipid domains impact protein-membrane interactions?Can we understand fluctuations during the flow of complex fluids in terms of an effective temperature? Can we use fluctuations in probe particles to understand the response of biologically relevant networks to external stresses?
A number of model systems are studied in his lab in an attempt to answer these, and other,
questions. One of the main tools is Langmuir monolayers (single layers of molecules at the airwater interface). This system offers an ideal environment for studying interfacial interactions that are relevant to biological processes. Current projects in biological physics consider the interaction between proteins and monolayers and the mechanical properties of actin- lipid complexes. These complexes play an important role in the structural integrity of cells. This work is done in collaboration with faculty from biology and chemistry.
Experimental condensed matter
Selected Honors and Awards:
UCI Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching (2007)
UCI Teaching Excellence Award, School of Physical Sciences (2006)
UCI Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research (2001 - 2002)
Cottrell Scholar (2000 - 2006)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2000 - 2004)
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research (2000)
Outstanding/Inspirational Professor within School of Physical Sciences (1999)
Research Innovation Award, presented by Research Corporation (March 1999) http://airuci.uci.edu/faculty/dennin
Linda Moulton Howe
is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine and the environment. Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and a Station Peabody award for medical programming. Linda’s documentaries have included A Strange Harvest and Strange Harvests 1993, which explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery. Another film, A Prairie Dawn, focused on astronaut training in Denver. She has also produced documentaries in Ethiopia and Mexico for UNICEF about child survival efforts and for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta about environmental challenges.
In addition to television, Linda produces, reports and edits the award-winning science, environment and earth mysteries news website, Earthfiles.com. In 2003, Earthfiles received an Award for Standard of Excellence presented by the Internet’s WebAward Association. Earthfiles also received the 2001 Encyclopaedia Britannica Award for Journalistic Excellence. Linda also reports science, environment and earth mysteries news for Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks and Unknowncountry.com. In 2005, she traveled to Amsterdam, Hawaii, and several other U. S. conferences to speak about her investigative journalism.
In 2004, Linda was on-camera TV reporter for The History Channel’s documentary investigation of an unusual August 2004 cow death in Farnam, Nebraska. In November 2009, Linda was videotaped in Roswell, New Mexico, to provide document research background for a 1940s American policy of denial in the interest of national security about spacecraft and non-human body retrievals for a 2010 History Channel TV series, Ancient Aliens.read more at http://artbell.com/linda-moulton-howe/
is a New York Times Bestselling author, screenwriter and lecturer. A self-described "Born Again conspiracy theorist," Mike’s first book Dark Mission-The Secret History of NASA (co-authored with the venerable Richard C. Hoagland) was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. His essay “The Occult History of NASA” appears inSecret and Suppressed II, also from Feral House. Mike has made numerous public appearances lecturing on the subjects of space science, NASA, physics and the link between science and spirit. His lectures from the Bay Area UFO Expo, the Conscious Life Expo, the Aetherius Society in Hollywood and an appearance at the Roswell UFO festival have been popular on Youtube.
Mike began his writing career after spending more than 25 years as an engineering consultant for major aerospace companies. In 2010, Mike returns with “The Choice” a new book for New Page Books which he describes as " The unified field theory of physics and metaphysics." He promises that "The Choice" will peel back the layers of mystery around the Mayan calendar, 2012 and the future we can expect if we don’t heed nature’s warning signs.