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Bert Fulbright

Senior Lecturer

Bert Fulbright

Educational Background

B.A., Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1980. B.S., Physics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1980. M.S., Physics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1982. Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1991. Postdoctoral Fellow, Dermatology and Biophysics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1991-1993. Adjunct Lecturer, Physics. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1993. Postdoctoral Fellow, Physiology, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences and the Graduate Hospital, Bockus Research Institute, 1994-1997. Postdoctoral Associate, LASSP, Cornell University, 1998-2012. Lecturer, Physics, Cornell University, 1998-2003. John M. and Emily B. Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching, Cornell University, 2011. Senior Lecturer, Physics, Cornell University, 2004-present.


  • Physics


Fall 2021

Spring 2022


Soltani, M., J. Lin, R. A. Forties, J. T. Inman, S. N. Saraf, R. M. Fulbright, M. Lipson, and M. D. Wang. 2014. Nanophotonic trapping for precise manipulation of biomolecular arrays. Nature Nanotechnology 9:448-452.

Jin J., L. Bai, D. S. Johnson, R. M. Fulbright, M. L. Kireeva, M. Kashlev, and M. D. Wang. 2010. Synergistic action of RNA polymerases in overcoming the nucleosomal barrier. Nature Structural Molecular Biology 17:745-752.

Hall, M. A., A. Shundrovsky, L. Bai, R.M. Fulbright, J. T. Lis, and M. D. Wang. 2008. High resolution dynamic mapping of histone-DNA interactions in a nucleosome. Nature Structural Molecular Biology 16:124-129.

Bai, L., R. M. Fulbright, and M. D. Wang. 2007. Mechanochemical kinetics of transcription elongation. Physical Review Letters 98:068103.

Brower-Toland, B., D. A. Wacker, R. M. Fulbright, J. T. Lis, W. L. Kraus, and M. D. Wang. 2005. Specific contributions of histone tails and their acetylation to the mechanical stability of nucleosomes. Journal of Molecular Biology 346:135-146.