Zachary curtis


I'm a doctoral student in the physics department. I study the physical bases governing the behavior of Haloarchea. I am interested in a multitude of questions surrounding these archaea, such as: What controls the structure of the S-layer in Haloarchaea? What drives the cell’s ability to change shape? How is the S-layer related to the overarching topology of Haloarchaea? The answers to these questions and more will elucidate how archaea survive some of the most extreme environments on Earth.
When I’m not in the lab, I can be found reading, solving puzzles, performing on trumpet, or exploring Boston.