Ariel Kaplan

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PhD: Physics, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, 2004

MSc: Applied Physics and Materials Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1993

BSc: Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991

Nano Main Field: we are a molecular biophysics lab with a general emphasis in studying the role of mechanical forces in biology, and in particular in the function of the nucleic-acids processing machinery, using methods rooted in the physical sciences. We develop and use experimental methods to follow the nano-scale dynamics of  individual biological machines such as polymerases, helicases and translocases.

Research interests:

*Single-molecule biophysics

*Force spectroscopy

*Molecular motors