Dr. Vernita Gordon

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
University of Texas at Austin

Hangout Title:"How does physics impact biofilm infections?"
Hangout Schedule: Jun 20: 11.15 am EST, 10.15 am CST, 8.15 am PST, 8.45 pm IST

Dr. Vernita Gordon

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin (2010-present)
Postdoc, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (2006-2010)
Postdoc, University of Edinburgh (2003-2006)

Ph.D. in Physics Harvard University (2003)
B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics Vanderbilt University (1997)

Awards and Honors
Mitchell Award (2015) to Nalin Ratnayeke for outstanding undergraduate research done under my supervision
Hyer Research Award (2013) from the Texas Section of the American Physical Society
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2010)

Magna Cum Laude & Honors in Physics, Vanderbilt University(1997)

  • Complete Publication List
  • UT scientists might have found key to stopping hospital infections
  • Swirling Bacteria Linked to the Physics of Phase Transitions
  • Lung bacteria’s sense of touch tells them when to turn nasty
  • APS Leads in Capitol Hill Meetings with New Congress
  • Laser trapping to show the effects of bacterial arrangement on biofilm infection
  • A Physical Approach to Biology
  • ‘Laser Trapping’? Technique Could Lead To Better Management of Bacterial Infections in CF Patients