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Sophie Dumont, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Dept of Cell & Tissue Biology, Dept of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco


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Education

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, B.A., 08/95-06/99, Physics
University of Oxford, UK, D.Phil. candidate, 09/99-08/00, Theoretical Physics
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Ph.D., 08/00-12/05, Molecular Biophysics
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Postdoc, 01/06-03/06, Molecular Biophysics
Harvard Society of Fellows, Junior Fellow, 07/06-06/09, Cellular Biophysics
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Postdoc, 07/06-05/12, Cellular Biophysics
 


Professional Experience

  • 1997-1999
    Undergraduate Student Researcher, Princeton University, Advisor: Prof. Stanislas Leibler (Physics), Thesis: Thermal sensing network of E. coli
  • 1999-2000
    Graduate Student Researcher, University of Oxford, Advisor: Prof. Douglas Abraham (Theoretical Physics), Topic: Statistical mechanics of neural networks
  • 2000-2005
    Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Advisor: Prof. Carlos Bustamante (Physics), Thesis: Force and helicase-catalyzed mechanical unfolding of single RNA molecules
  • 2006
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Advisors: Prof. Carlos Bustamante (Physics), Prof. Ignacio Tinoco Jr. (Chemistry), Topic: Helicase mechanochemistry
  • 2006-2009
    Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Mentor: Prof. Timothy J. Mitchison (Systems Biology), Topic: Mechanical forces in cell division
  • 2006-2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Mentor: Prof. Timothy J. Mitchison (Systems Biology), Topic: Mechanical forces in cell division
  • 2012-
    Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Dept of Cell & Tissue Biology, Dept of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Honors & Awards

  • 1999
    Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi
  • 1999
    Allen G. Shenstone Prize in Physics, Princeton University
  • 1999-2000
    Rhodes Scholarship
  • 1999-2001
    Québec Fund for Nature and Technology Research Fellowship (masters)
  • 2001-2003
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada Fellowship (doctoral)
  • 2001-2004
    Québec Fund for Nature and Technology Research Fellowship (doctoral)
  • 2004
    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2004
    Teaching Effectiveness Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2004-2005
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship (doctoral)
  • 2006
    Alan Bearden Outstanding Graduate Research Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2006
    Weintraub Graduate Student Award
  • 2006-2009
    Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
  • 2007-2009
    Harvard University William F. Milton Fund Award
  • 2009-2011
    Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2010-2015
    NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
  • 2013-2015
    Sloan Research Fellow
  • 2013-2015
    Kimmel Cancer Foundation Scholar
  • 2013-2016
    Searle Scholar
  • 2013-2018
    Rita Allen Foundation and Milton E. Cassel Scholar

Selected Publications

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