Peter Anthony

B.S. 2004 Yale University

A native of Fairfax County, Virginia, I went to college at Yale University, where I double-majored in molecular biophysics & biochemistry and in economics. As an undergraduate I studied the chemistry of peptide bond formation on the ribosome under Prof. Scott Strobel.

Since coming to the Block lab in 2005, I have studied the mechanics of nucleic acid folding using optical tweezers. I initially worked with Michael Woodside to measure the full energy landscapes of DNA hairpins using a novel method to remove noise from records of molecular extension. In more recent years, I have continued to study aspects of DNA hairpin folding while also investigating more complex RNA structures.