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Timothy Blosser


Blosser TR, Loeff L, Westra ER et al. Two distinct DNA binding modes guide dual roles of a CRISPR-Cas protein complex. Mol Cell. 2015;58(1):60–70.

Blosser TR, Yang JG, Stone MD, et al. Dynamics of nucleosome remodelling by single ACF complexes. Nature. 2009;426:1022–1027.

Bates M, Blosser TR, Zhuang X. Short-range spectroscopic ruler based on a single-molecule optical switch. Phys Rev Lett. 2005;94:108101.

Timothy Blosser, Ph.D.

Timothy Blosser is a research scientist I in the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, working under the direction of Prof. Guoping Feng. His current work in the neurobiology group focuses on developing neuronal-circuit based assays for screening genetic variants related to psychiatric diseases. Additionally, he uses single-cell RNA-seq methods to understand the cellular diversity within brain regions that exhibit dysfunction in disease.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute in 2014, Blosser worked in the field of single-molecule biophysics. He was awarded the European Union’s Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Technical University of Delft, having previously completed a postdoc at Harvard University in the lab of Xiaowei Zhuang. He also worked as an undergraduate researcher for AstraZeneca prior to his doctoral studies.

Blosser holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University and a B.S. in biochemistry from Grove City College.

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January 2017