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Jan Scrimgeour

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Assistant Professor
204 Sci Ctr Bio Chem Wing
Clarkson University
PO Box 5820
Potsdam, NY 13699-5820

Phone: 315-268-2375
Fax: 315-268-7754
Research Website

Educational Background
D. Phil., University of Oxford, UK
M. Phys., Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Courses currently taught by Professor Scrimgeour include:
Research Interests

Cell physics
Soft materials
Tissue engineering
Advanced microscopy


K. M. Carroll, A. J. Giordano, D. Wang, V. K. Kodali, J. Scrimgeour, W. P. King, S. R. Marder, E. Riedo, and J. E. Curtis, “Fabricating Nanoscale Chemical Gradients with ThermoChemical NanoLithography”, Langmuir, 29, 2013, 8675–8682.

D. W. Dumbauld, T. T. Lee, A. Singh, J. Scrimgeour, C. A. Gersbach, E. A. Zamir, J. Fu, C. S. Chen, J. E. Curtis, S. W. Craig, A. J. García. “How Vinculin Regulates Force Transmission”, PNAS, May, 2013; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1216209110.

L. T. McLane, P. Chang, A. Granqvist, H. Boehm, A. Kramer, J. Scrimgeour, J. E. Curtis, “Spatial Organization and Mechanical Properties of the Pericellular Matrix on Chondrocytes”, Biophysical Journal, 104, 2013, 986-996,

J. Scrimgeour, A. San Miguel, J. E. Curtis, S. H. Behrens. “A Generalized Approach for Measuring Microcapsule Permeability with Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching”, Journal of Materials Science, 48, 2013, 2215-2223.

J. Scrimgeour and J. E. Curtis. “Aberration Correction in Wide-field Fluorescence Microscopy by Segmented-Pupil Image Interferometry”, Optics Express 20(13), 14534 (2012). Selected for The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 7(8) (2012).

J. Scrimgeour, J,-K Cho, V. Breedveld and J. E. Curtis. “Microfluidic dialysis cell for characterization of macromolecule interactions”, Soft Matter 7, 4762 (2011).

V. Kodali, J. Scrimgeour, S. Kim, J. H. Hankinson, W. A. de Heer, C. Berger, and J. E. Curtis. “Non-Perturbative Chemical Modification of Graphene for Protein Micropatterning”, Langmuir 27, 863 (2011).

A. San Miguel, J Scrimgeour, J. E. Curtis and S. H. Behrens, “Smart Colloidosomes with Tunable Permeability and Dissolution Trigger”, Soft Matter 6, 3163 (2010).

J. Scrimgeour, V. Kodali, D. Kovari, and J. E. Curtis. “Photobleaching- Activated Chemical Micropatterning on Self-Assembled Monolayers”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 194103 (2010).

E. Eriksson, K. Sott, F. Lundqvist, M. Sveningsson, J. Scrimgeour, D. Hanstorp, M. Goksör and A. Granéli. “A microfluidic device for reversible environmental changes around single cells using optical tweezers for cell selection and positioning”, Lab on a Chip 10, 610 (2010).

E. Eriksson, D. Engstrom, J. Scrimgeour and M. Goksör. “Automated focusing of nuclei for timelapse experiments on single cells using holographic optical tweezers”, Optics Express 17, 5585 (2009). Selected for The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 4(5) (2009).

U. Mirsaidov, J. Scrimgeour, W. Timp, K. Beck, M. Mir, P. Matsudaira, and G. Timp. “Live Cell Lithography: Using optical tweezers to create synthetic tissue”, Lab on a Chip 8, 2174 (2008). Selected for the Virtual Journal Chemical Biology Research Articles,1(2009).

A. Högele, S. Seidl, M. Kroner, K. Karrai, C. Schulhauser, O. Sqalli, J. Scrimgeour, and R. J. Warburton. “Fiber-based confocal microscope for cryogenic spectroscopy”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 023709 (2008).

E. Eriksson, J. Scrimgeour, A. Granéli, K. Ramser, R. Wellander, J. Enger, D. Hanstorp and M. Goksör. “Optical Manipulation and Microfluidics for Studies of Single Cell Dynamics”, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9, S113 (2007).

J. Scrimgeour, D. N. Sharp, C. F. Blanford, O. M. Roche, R. G. Denning and A. J. Turberfield, “Three-Dimensional Optical Lithography for Photonic Microstructures”, Advanced Materials 18(12) 1557 (2006).

J. S. King, E. Graugnard, O. M. Roche, D. N. Sharp, J. Scrimgeour, R. G. Denning, A. J. Turberfield, and C. J. Summers, “Infiltration and Inversion of Holographically-Defined Polymer Photonic Crystal Templates by Atomic Layer Deposition”, Advanced Materials 18(12) 1561 (2006).

K. H. Lee, A. M. Green, R. A. Taylor, D. N. Sharp, J. Scrimgeour, O. M. Roche, J. H. Na, A. F. Jarjour, A. J. Turberfield, F. S. F. Brossard, D. A. Williams and G. A. D. Briggs. “Registration of single quantum dots using cryogenic laser photolithography”, Applied Physics Letters 88, 193106 (2006).

Book Chapters

G. Timp, U. Mirsaidov, W. Timp, J. Shim, D. Wang, V. Dimitrov, J. Scrimgeour, C. Lin, J, Comer, A. H. Ho, X. Zou, A. Aksimentiev, and K. Shulten, “Third Generation DNA Sequencing with a Nanopore.” Nanopores: Sensing and Fundamental Biological Interactions (2011).

J. Scrimgeour, E. Eriksson and M. Goksör, “Laser Surgery and optical trapping in a laser scanning microscope”, Methods in Cell Biology: Laser manipulation of Cells and Tissues. (2007).