Markita Landry to join CBE faculty

May 29, 2015

Markita Landry

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Markita Landry, currently a postdoc in MIT’s chemical engineering department, will join the faculty as an assistant professor on July 1, 2016.

In her doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, Landry conducted research on single‐molecule spectroscopy, where she developed new and sophisticated instrumentation and measurements.

Landry has since branched into chemical engineering applications at MIT in the research group of Michael Strano. She is currently working on the development of nanoscale optical sensors for biomedical applications.

At Berkeley, Landry plans to continue to explore the use of single‐molecule techniques to expand the understanding of nanoscale biological interactions. Her goal is to help develop robust sensors and to discover new uses for nanomaterials with both therapeutic and sensing applications.