Jesse Hopkins


As one of three beamline scientists at BioCAT, I dabble in many areas. Most of my time is spent supporting biological small angle x-ray scattering experiments (SAXS), and maintaining and improving software and hardware at the beamline. My own areas of research are novel techniques for biological SAXS, such as cryoSAXS and TR-SAXS, and radiation damage to biological systems.

Contact Me


Phone: 630-252-3062

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Education & Experience

  • B.A. Physics and Mathematics, Oberlin College, 2009
  • Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, 2016
    • Advisor: Robert Thorne
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, MacCHESS, Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, 2016-2018.
  • Beamline Scientist, BioCAT, Illinois Institute of Technology/Advanced Photon Source, 2018-present


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