Dr. Andrea C. Woodka
Dr. Andrea C. Woodka teaches General Chemistry. She comes to USMA from the National Institute of Standards and Technology where she was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.
- Ph.D. University of Southern California, Chemical Engineering 2008
- M.S. University of Southern California, Chemical Engineering 2004
- B.S. Rensslaer Polythechnic Institue, Chemical Engineering 2003
- "Lipid segregation and the existence of nanopores?", Andrea C. Woodka; Lionel Porcar; and Paul Butler. submitted to Physical Review Letters.
- "Lipid Bilayers and Membrane Dynamics: Insight into Thickness Fluctuations", Andrea C. Woodka; Michihiro Nagao; Lionel Porcar; Bela Farago; and Paul Butler; Physical Review Letter, 2012, 109(5), 058102.
- "Response to How Slow is the Trans-Bilayer Diffusion (Flip-Flop) of Cholesterol?", Sumit Garg; Lionel Porcar; Andrea C. Hamill; Paul Butler; Ursula Perez-Salas, Biophysical Journal, 2012, 102(4), 947-949.
- "Noninvasive Neutron Scattering Measurements Reveal Slower Cholesterol Transport in Model Lipid Membranes", Sumit Garg; Lionel Porcar; Andrea C. Woodka; Paul Butler; Ursula Perez-Salas, Biophysical Journal, 2011, 101, 370-377.
- "Photocontrol of β-Amyloid Peptide (1-40) Fibril Growth in the Presence of a Photosurfactant", Andrea C. Hamill, C. Ted Lee, Jr., Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2009, 113(17), 6164-6172.
- "Solution Structure of an Amyloid-Forming Protein during Photoinitiated Hexamer-Dodecamer Transitions Revealed Through Small-Angle Neutron Scattering" Andrea C. Hamill, Shao-Chun Wang, C. Ted Lee, Jr., Biochemistry, 2007 46, 7694-7705.
- "Probing Lysozyme Conformation with Light Reveals a New Folding Intermediate", Andrea C. Hamill, Shao-Chun Wang, C. Ted Lee, Jr., Biochemistry, 2005, 44, 15139-15149.
Dr. Woodka's research currently focuses on model membrane systems including structure, dynamics, and interactions with membrane bound molecules. Her graduate research focused on the photocontrol of protein conformation through the use of photoresponsive surfactants, as investigated by Small Angle Neutron Scattering.