CV - Ashley R Carter Amherst College 118 Merrill Science Center Amherst MA 01002 Phone(413 542-2593 fax(413 542-5821 email [email protected]

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Ashley R. Carter Amherst College Phone: (413) 542-2593 118 Merrill Science Center fax: (413) 542-5821 Amherst, MA 01002 email: [email protected] INTERESTS My research focuses on biophysics and optics, particularly using microscopy techniques to study biological mechanics. My teaching interests are in introductory level physics, with an emphasis on biophysics and optics. EDUCATION University of Colorado , Boulder, CO; M.S., Ph.D. in Physics 2008 Certificate in Optical Science and Engineering 2008 University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI; B.S. Honors Physics 2002 B.S.E. Engineering Physics 2002 TEACHING Physics 16 , Visiting Assistant Professor Fall 2010 EXPERIENCE Amherst College, Amherst, MA Course is an introductory physics course on mechanics and waves that includes calculus, but is for non-majors. Responsible for course design and execution. Physics 320 , Professor Spring 2010 DeVry University Online, Downers Grove, IL Course is an online introductory physics course on thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and waves that includes calculus. Responsible for course management and for students meeting prescribed course learning objectives. Cocktail Party Physics , Instructor Jan. 2010 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Course is for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. Responsible for course development and implementation. Course is a discussion seminar on physics topics that would be interesting to talk about at a cocktail party. Life Sciences 100 research , Teaching Fellow Fall 2009 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Course is for upper division undergraduates. Responsible for mentoring students through a research project on planaria phototaxis. RESEARCH Visiting Assistant Professor , Department of Physics EXPERIENCE Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2010-present Chair: Dr. Jonathan Friedman Studying the biophysical properties of molecular enzymes or cells by tracking micron-sized particles using back-scattered laser detection Postdoctoral Researcher , Department of Physics Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2009-2010 Advisor: Dr. Aravinthan Samuel Determined the behavioral algorithm of Drosophila larva phototaxis and studied how that algorithm is implemented neurologically
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CV - Ashley R Carter Amherst College 118 Merrill Science Center Amherst MA 01002 Phone(413 542-2593 fax(413 542-5821 email [email protected]

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