Nancy Forde

Associate Professor


Research Group

Research Interests

  • Mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix proteins collagen and elastin at different hierarchical scales
  • Development of optical trapping strategies to manipulate and characterize proteins and soft materials
  • Mechanisms of novel molecular motors


  • BSc, Toronto
  • MSc, Ph.D., Chicago


Fall 2014

  • PHYS102 - D200 Physics for the Life Sciences II

Spring 2015

  • PHYS131 - D300 Physics Laboratory I
  • PHYS131 - D400 Physics Laboratory I
  • PHYS344 - D100 Thermal Physics

Future courses may be subject to change.