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Drew Marquardt

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A Brief Bio

Drew Marquardt is a assistant professor at the University of Windsor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his PhD from Brock University (Ontario, Canada) in 2014 and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Graz, Institute of Molecular Biosciences (Graz, Austria). Following Graz Drew was a postdoctoral research associate in the Biology and Soft Matter Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the Department of Physics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN, USA). Dr. Marquardt's research focuses on biological membrane mimetic systems, including membrane structure and dynamics, and lipid/small molecule interactions.

Present Position

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    Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Windsor
    (July 2017-present)

Past Positions

    University of Tennessee

    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    University of Tennessee
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Shull Wollan Center, A Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    (January 2017-June 2017)

    University of Graz

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Georg Pabst
    University of Graz
    Institute of Molecular Biosciences
    Biophysics Division


  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Visiting Researcher
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Biomembranes group of John Katsaras
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
    (September-December 2013)

  • NRC

  • N5-Beamline Scientist as a National Research Council of Canada Summer Student
    Canadian Neutron Beam Centre
    Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
    (May-September 2012)



    PhD Physics, Brock University                                         2014
    Thesis: α-Tocopherol's Antioxidant Role: A Biophysical Perspective        Online Publication
    Supervisor: Thad A. Harroun
    Distinguished Graduating Student

    MSc Physics (transfered to PhD), Brock University         2010-2011
    Area of Research: Membrane Biophysics
    Supervisor: Thad A. Harroun

    B.Sc. Chemistry (Honours), Brock University                   2010
    Thesis: Antioxidant Action of α-tocopherol
    Supervisor: Jeffrey Atkinson & Thad A. Harroun

Contact Info

  • Email: drew.marquardt(at)
  • Work address:
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Windsor
    401 Sunset Ave.
    Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4

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