Gary W. Slater


Gary W. Slater
Full Professor

Room: STM 417
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6775
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Gary W. Slater


Dr. Slater is studying the dynamics of polymers using statistical physics and computer simulations. A large part of his work concerns the development and optimization of new methods to analyze biological macromolecules such as DNA and proteins. With his group, he also studies the dynamics of polymers and macromolecules in porous systems or in systems with geometric constraints, including micro- and nano- fluidic devices.

Selected publications:
  • Gauthier, M.G., and G.W. Slater. Building lattice random-walk models for real drift and diffusion problems. Physical Review E, 70, 015103(R)., 2004
  • Meagher, R.J., J.I. Won, L. C. McCormick, S. Nedelcu, M. Bertrand J.-L. Bertram, G. Drouin, A.E. Barron, G.W. Slater. End-labeled free-solution electrophoresis of DNA. Electrophoresis, 26(2), 331-350., 2005
  • Hickey, O. A., J.-F. Mercier, M.G. Gauthier, F. Tessier, S. Bekhechi, and G.W. Slater. Effective molecular diffusion coefficient in a two-phase gel medium. J. Chem. Phys. 124, 204903., 2006
  • Tatek, Y. B., G. W. Slater. A simulation model of biofilms with autonomous cells. Analysis of a two-dimensional version. Physica A 362, 382-402., 2006
  • Tessier, F., G.W. Slater. Modulation of Electroosmotic flow strength with end-grafted polymer chains in a nanochannel. Macromolecules 39, 1250-1260. , 2006

Fields of Interest

  • Theoretical Biophysics
  • Polymer physics
  • Computer simulations
  • Polymer dynamics
  • Micro fluidics
  • Electrophoresis
  • Diffusion processes
  • Biophysics
  • Biofilms
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