John Katsaras received his undergraduate degrees (BA in Psychology and BSc in Biology) from Concordia University in Montreal (QC, Canada), and his graduate degrees (MSc and PhD in Physics) from the University of Guelph (ON, Canada). John then went on to do his postdoctoral training first, at McMaster University (ON, Canada) and then at the Centre de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France). He returned to Canada in 1994 to join the neutron scattering group at the Chalk River (ON, Canada). In 2010, John accepted a position at ORNL, as Senior Scientist and Distinguished R&D Staff in the Neutron Sciences Directorate. His primary research interest is the study of model membrane systems using a combination of experimental and computational techniques, specifically static and dynamic neutron scattering, and molecular dynamics simulations.
Focus Areas: Model Membranes | Lipid Bilayers | Membrane Associated Proteins and Peptides | Lipid Domains and Rafts | Membrane Structure
Skills and Expertise: Neutron, X-Ray and Light Scattering | Calorimetry | Substrate Supported Membranes | Monodisperse Vesicles | Neutron and X-Ray Holography | Molecular Dynamics