James A. Dix

Dr. James A. Dix

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry

  • B.A., Chemistry, Grinnell College, 1971
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, UCLA, 1977
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Research Interests:

My research goal is to obtain a molecular description of the dynamical aspects of biophysical systems. My research has focused on membrane permeability, with particular emphasis on membranes of human red blood cells and of cells grown in culture. The physico-chemical methods we use include electron spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance and fluorescence spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis, stopped-flow and temperature-jump methods, and computer simulation. More recently, I have also become interested in exploring how the Internet can be used to teach and learn chemistry.

Selected Publications

Mazin Magzoub, Hua Zhang, James A. Dix, and A. S. Verkman, “Extracellular Space Volume Measured by Two-Color Pulsed Dye Infusion with Microfiberoptic Fluorescence Photodetection,” Biophys. J., 2009, 96, 2382–2390

James A. Dix and A.S. Verkman, “Crowding effects in solutions and cells”, Annu. Rev. Biophys., 2008, 37, 247-263

Mazin Magzoub, Prashant Padmawar, James A. Dix, and A. S. Verkman, “Millisecond Association Kinetics of K+ with Triazacryptand-Based K+ Indicators Measured by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 200642, 21216-21221

James A. Dix and Barb Hillery, “Living with chemicals: RAGE in the community,” Annals NY Acad. Sci., 20061076, 930

James A. Dix, Erik F.Y. Hom, and A.S. Verkman, “Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Simulations of Photophysical Phenomena and Molecular Interactions: A Molecular Dynamics/Monte Carlo Approach,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 1896-1906

Dick A.F.D. Mahlangu and James A. Dix, “Halide fluxes in epithelial cells measured with n automated cell plate reader,” Analytical Biochemistry, 2004, 325, 28-34

Last Updated: 6/25/14