Martin Forstner

Martin B. Forstner
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics

Address: 217 Physics Building
Phone: 315-443-3878

Lab website:


Interplay between dynamic organization of biomembranes and control of cellular biochemical processes, non-equilibrium behavior of biomimetic membranes, optical single molecule techniques.

Recent Publications

Rabuka, D.; Forstner, M. B.; Groves, J. T. & Bertozzi, C. R., “Non-Covalent Cell Surface Engineering: Incorporation of Bioactive Synthetic Glycopolymers into Cellular Membranes.”J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, (18), 5947-5953.

Forstner, M. B.; Martin, D.; Ruckerl, F.; Käs, J. A. & Selle, C., “Attractive Membrane Domains Control Lateral Diffusion.” Phys. Rev. E2008,77, 051906.

Paulick, M. G.; Forstner, M. B.; Groves, J. T. & Bertozzi, C. R., “A Chemical Approach to Unraveling the Biological Function of the Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Anchor.” P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2007, 129, (37), 11543-11550.

Forstner, M. B.; Yee, C. K.; Parikh, A. N. & Groves, J. T., “Lipid Lateral Mobility and Membrane Phase Structure Modulation by Protein Binding.” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2006, 128, (47), 15221-15227.

Groves, J. T.; Parthasarathy, R. & Forstner, M. B., “Fluorescence Imaging of Membrane Dynamics.” Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng.2008, 10, 7.1–7.28

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