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Current Group Members





  Prof. Delmar S. Larsen

Ph.D University of Chicago 2001
BS University of Washington 1995
HFSP Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University of Amsterdam (Biophysics) Amsterdam 2001-2004
HFSP Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California (Chemistry) Los Angeles 2004-2005

Assistant Professor, UC Davis 2005-2012

Associate Professor, UC Davis 2012-present


Dr. Dorte Madsen

Ph.D. University of Aarhus 2002
MS University of Aarhus 1998
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2006-present

Project: DAQ Programming and Support

  • A Flexible LED-based Broadband Transient-Absorption Spectrometer, Sean M. Gottlieb, Scott C. Corley, Dorte Madsen, and Delmar S. Larsen, Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 056107 (2012). pdf
  • A Single Source Femtosecond-Millisecond Broadband Spectrometer, Elizabeth Carroll, Melissa P. Hill, Dorte Madsen, Konstantin Malley, and Delmar S. Larsen Review of Scientific Instruments 80, 026102 (2009).pdf
  • Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Exfoliated and Functionalized Calcium Niobate Nanosheets in Water and Methanol, Elizabeth Carroll, Owen Compton, Dorte Madsen, Frank Osterloh, Delmar Larsen, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 2394-2403 (2008). pdf





Julia Kirpich

Graduate Student Researcher, 2014-present
Biophysics Graduate Group, Chem Annex 0450
BS Physics, emphasis in Biophysics. Belarusian State University 2013

Project: Characterizing the photo-induced Activity of Bilin-binding Cyanobacteriochrome and Phytochrome Photoreceptors

  • Noncanonical  Photodynamics of the Orange/Green Cyanobacteriochrome Power Sensor NpF2164g7 from the PtxD Phototaxis Regulator of Nostoc punctiforme, Julia S. Kirpich, Che-Wei Chang, Dorte Madsen, Sean M. Gottlieb, Shelley S. Martin, Nathan C. Rockwell, J. Clark Lagarias, and Delmar S. Larsen, Biochemistry, 57, 2636-2648 (2018). pdf
  • Protonation Heterogeneity Modulates the Ultrafast Photocycle Initiation Dynamics of Phytochrome Cph1, Julia S. Kirpich, L. Tyler Mix, Shelley S. Martin, Nathan C. Rockwell, J. Clark Lagarias, and Delmar S. Larsen, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 3454-3462 (2018). pdf
  • Bifurcation in the Ultrafast Dynamics of the Photoactive Yellow Proteins from Leptospira biflexa and Halorhodospira halophila, L. Tyler Mix, Julia Kirpich, Masato Kumauchi, Mikas Vengris, Wouter Hoff, and Delmar S. Larsen, Biochemistry, 55 (44), 6138–6149 (2016). pdf



Adam Jenkins

Graduate Student Researcher, Nov 2017-present
Chemistry Department, Chem Annex 0450
BS Chemistry UC Davis 2016

Project: Cyanobacteriochromes and Rhodopsin Mimics 

  • Ultrafast Spintronics with the Photoisomerization-Induced Spin-Charge Excited State (PISCES) Mechanism in Spirooxazine-based Photomagnetic Materials, Jenkins, Adam; Mao , Ziliang ; Kurimoto, Aiko; Mix, L. Tyler; Frank, Natia; Delmar S. Larsen, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9, 5351–5357  (2018). pdf