Adrian Fehr

B.S. 2001 University of Washington


Hi! I am a web-footed Pacific Northwesterner who grew up in Alberta Canada but was born a Hoosier. Got that? I have to admit, though, that the sun down here is addictive and I plan to stay. Twelve years of rain, sleet and snow in Portland and Seattle (UW – go Huskies!!) was plenty though I still love to visit. Here at Stanford, I am playing in a single molecule biophysics lab studying the kinesin motor protein and working hard in California parks, at landscape photography and up in the city. It’s a tough life, but someone has to do it. Oh, and the microbreweries and local vineyards -- cheers! =)

If that motor protein bit caught your attention, I am investigating kinesin's mechanical stepping process and ATP hydrolysis with optical trapping, single molecule fluorescence and site-directed mutagenesis. The projects combine lots of neat optics (I'm a physicist) with cool microbiology -- and yes, I am still learning how to pronounce all the crazy bio names.