Speaker Bio: Amy Rowat


Amy Rowat completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Allison University, Canada (B.Sc. Honours Physics, 1998; B.A. Asian Studies, French, & Math, 1999) and her graduate work at MEMPHYS Center for Biomembrane Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (M.Sc. Chemistry, 2000) and the University of Southern Denmark (Ph.D. Physics, 2005). She was a Human Frontiers Cross-Disciplinary Fellow at the Department of Physics/Division of Engineering & Applied Science at Harvard University in the laboratory of David Weitz. Rowat is currently Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology. She is affiliated faculty with the UCLA Bioengineering Department, the Interdepartmental Biophysics Group, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Broad Stem Cell Research Center.