Omar Saleh received a B.S. in Physics from M.I.T. in 1997 and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 2003. His post-doctoral research in the field of single-molecule biophysics took place at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. He arrived at UCSB in September 2005, where he is currently an associate professor in the Materials Department and Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program. He is generally interested in biomolecular and soft-matter physics, with special emphasis on the mechanics of such systems. His lab uses custom-developed single-molecule mechanical manipulation instruments to study the elastic response of polymers (with special emphasis on electrostatic effects), and to study the active mechanics of motor proteins. Saleh received an NSF CAREER award in 2008.
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