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Dr Rafael Tapia-Rojo

Dr Rafael Tapia-Rojo

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Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Physics

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Biography

Rafa is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Biological Physics & Soft Matter Group in the Department of Physics. His research focuses on understanding the physics of protein folding under force and its relevance in biology by developing and implementing novel single-molecule instrumentation.

Rafa completed his PhD in Physics at the University of Zaragoza, working on the development of mesoscopic models and the implementation of novel free energy methods from a theoretical and computational perspective. In 2016, he joined Professor Fernandez’s group at Columbia University, where he used magnetic tweezers force spectroscopy to explore how mechanical forces regulate protein function. He then joined Professor Garcia-Manyes’ lab at King’s in 2020.

Research interests

  • Protein folding
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Force spectroscopy instrumentation
  • Mechanochemistry

Further details

See Rafaels' research profile