Steve Presse

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504

Biography

Steve Presse was born in Montreal and went to McGill University as an undergrad where he studied chemistry. He later pursued his doctorate in chemical physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the direction of Professor Robert J. Silbey. As a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Ken A. Dill's lab, his research focus shifted to biophysics and dynamical processes in particular. His lab now uses both theory and experiments to address fundamental questions relevant to molecular science. 

On the theory side, his group develops, adapts and uses the tools of inference, statistical physics and stochastic processes, broadly defined, to understand living systems from single molecules to whole cells. A special emphasis is placed on interpreting spectroscopy and imaging data. On the experimental side, Presse's group investigates the role of hydrodynamics on bacterial interactions.

The Presse lab is seeking motivated postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students for theoretical or experimental work. If interested, please see the recruiting tab at http://statphysbio.physics.asu.edu and contact  spresse@asu.edu.

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008

For more information, including CV, see our website:  http://statphysbio.physics.asu.edu

 

 

Research Interests

For all recent research interests/publications/codes, see http://statphysbio.physics.asu.edu

Publications

  • J. S. Bryan, I. Sgouralis, S. Presse.  "Inferring effective forces for Langevin dynamics using Gaussian processes."  Journal of Chemical Physics 2020 152(12).
  • M. Tavakoli, S. Jazani, I. Sgouralis, O.M. Shafraz, S. Sivasankar, B. Donaphon, M. Levitus, S. Presse.  "Pitching Single-Focus Confocal Data Analysis One Photon at a Time with Bayesian Nonparametrics."  Physical Review X 2020 10 (1).
  • M. Carlson, S.L. Seyler, S. Presse.  "Predation Strategies of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus."  Biophysical Journal 2020 118 (3), 127A-127A.
  • S. Jazani, S. Presse.  "Rapid Single Molecular Dynamics from Single Photon Arrivlas."  Biophysical Journal 2020 118 (3), 614A-614A.
  • M. Tavakoli, K. Tsekouras, R. Day, KW. Dunn, S. Presse, "Quantitative Kinetic Models from Intravital Microscopy: A Case Study Using Hepatic Transport."  Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2019 123 (34) 7302-7312.
  • S. Jazani, L. Sgouralis, O.M. Shafraz, M. Levitus, S. Sivasankar, S. Presse, "An alternative framework for fluorescence correlation spectroscopy," Nature Communications 2019 10.
  • B. Zhang, W. Song, P. Pang, H. Lai, Q. Chen, P. Zhang, S. Lindsay, "Role of contacts in long-range protein conductance," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2019 116, 13, 5886-5891.
  • A. Lee, K. Tsekouras, C. Calderon, C. Bustamante, S. Pressé.  "Unraveling the thousand word picture: An Introduction to super-resolution data analysis."  Chem. Rev. 117, 727. 

Courses

Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
CHM 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
CHM 598 Special Topics
PHY 598 Special Topics
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHM 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
CHM 598 Special Topics
PHY 598 Special Topics
PHY 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHM 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
CHM 598 Special Topics
PHY 598 Special Topics
PHY 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
PHY 792 Research