Whitney C. Duim

Whitney C. Duim

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer PSOE)

318 Chemistry

Expanding student access to research and increasing engagement with STEM through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs); First-Year Seminar - CURE

Single-molecule and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (2020)
  • Lecturer and Assistant Project Scientist, UC Davis (2017-2020)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College (2015-2017)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Southern California (2014-2015)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University (2012-2013)
  • Ph.D. Stanford University (2012)
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship (2006-2011)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2006-2009)
  • M.Phil. University of Cambridge (2006)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship (2005)
  • B.S. Harvey Mudd College (2005)

Representative Publications

Ly, C.; Greb, A. C.; Cameron, L. P.; Wong, J. M.; Barragan, E. V.; Wilson, P. C.; Burbach, K. F.; Soltanzadeh Zarandi, S.; Sood, A.; Paddy, M. R.; Duim, W. C.; Dennis, M. Y.; McAllister, A. K.; Ori-McKenney, K. M.; Gray, J. A.; Olson, D. E. Psychedelics Promote Structural and Functional Neural Plasticity. Cell Rep. 2018, 23, 3170-3182.

Huang, F.; Sirinakis, G.; Allgeyer, E. S.; Schroeder, L. K.; Duim, W. C.; Kromann, E. B.; Phan, T.; Rivera-Molina, F. E.; Myers, J. R.; Irnov, I.; Lessard, M.; Zhang, Y.; Handel, M. A.; Jacobs-Wagner, C.; Lusk, C. P.; Rothman, J. E.; Toomre, D.; Booth, M. J.; Bewersdorf, J. Ultra-High Resolution 3D Imaging of Whole Cells. Cell 2016, 166, 1028-1040.

Duim, W. C.; Jiang, Y.; Shen, K.; Frydman, J.; Moerner, W. E. Super-Resolution Fluorescence of Huntingtin Reveals Growth of Globular Species into Short Fibers and Coexistence of Distinct Aggregates. ACS Chem. Biol. 2014, 9, 2767-2778.

Duim, W. C.; Chen, B.; Frydman, J.; Moerner, W. E. Sub-Diffraction Imaging of Huntingtin Protein Aggregates by Fluorescence Blink-Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. ChemPhysChem 2011, 12, 2387-2390.