Office Hours: DNA Folding With Professor Ashley Carter
Sit in on Office Hours with Associate Professor of Physics Ashley Carter as she breaks down the mechanics of DNA folding in simple terms.
DNA is not a static thing. It is constantly being folded and unfolded — a process which explains why genetically identical twins aren’t actually identical and how our cells specialize into their various functions.
In this episode, host Priscilla Lee ’25 sits down with Associate Professor of Physics Ashley Carter to learn about her research on DNA folding and its real-world importance for nanoengineering, epigenetics, data storage, and more.