Spendier Kathrin

Kathrin Spendier

  Assistant Professor
  phone: 719-255-3197
  email: kspendie@uccs.edu
  room: Osborne A-450


Ph.D. : University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2012

Research Interests (website)


·       Role of cell surface curvature in disease models

·       Metallic nanoparticles for biomedical application

·       Cell membrane protein dynamics


·       Kinetic theory of particle nucleation

·       Reaction-Diffusion 

Recent Publications

7) Kathrin Spendier, Satomi Sugaya, and V.M. Kenkre, "Reaction-Diffusion Theory in the Presence of an Attractive Harmonic  Potential " Phys. Rev. E 88:062142, 2013.  (link
6) Kathrin Spendier and V.M. Kenkre, "Analytic Solutions for Some Reaction-Diffusion Scenarios" J. Phys. Chem. B, 117:15639-15650, 2013. (link)
5) Kathrin Spendier and James L. Thomas, "Spatial Patterns in Mast Cell Activation" in Mast Cells: Phenotypic Features, Biological Functions, and Role in Immunity, Nova Science Publishers, 2013. (link)
4) Kathrin Spendier, Diane S. Lidke, Keith A. Lidke and James L. Thomas, "Single-particle tracking of immunoglobulin E receptors (FcεRI) in micron-sized clusters and receptor patches" FEBS Letters, Volume 586, Issue 4, 2012. (link
3) Kathrin Spendier and James L. Thomas, "Image Correlation Spectroscopy of Randomly Distributed Disks" Journal of Biological Physics, Volume 37, Issue 4,  2011. (link
2) Kathrin Spendier, Amanda Carroll-Portillo, Keith A. Lidke, Bridget S. Wilson, Jerilyn A. Timlin, and James L. Thomas, "Distribution and Dynamics of Rat Basophilic Leukemia Immunoglobulin E Receptors (FcεRI) on Planar Ligand-Presenting Surfaces" Biophysical Journal, Volume 99, Issue 2,  2010. (link)      
1) Amanda Carroll-Portillo, Kathrin Spendier, Janet Pfeiffer, Gary Griffiths, Haitao Li, Keith A. Lidke, Janet M. Oliver, Diane S. Lidke, James L. Thomas, Bridget S. Wilson, and Jerilyn A. Timlin, "Formation of a Mast Cell Synapse: FcεRI Membrane Dynamics upon Binding Mobile or Immobilized Ligands on Surfaces" Journal of Immunology, Volume 184, Issue 3, 2010. (link) 

Teaching (website)

·       General Physics I, Calc Based (PES 1110), Fall 2013

·       Introduction to Biophysics (PES 3950), Spring 2013