Carter Lab


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The Carter Laboratory promotes undergraduate research in biophysics at Amherst College and is lead by Ashley Carter, an Associate Professor in Physics. We are interested in studying the mechanical properties of microscopic biological systems using techniques in laser optics, microscopy, and biochemistry.

Introductory Video

Amherst was founded and built on the unceded homelands of the Pocumtuc Nation, specifically on the land of the Norwottuck (variant Nonotuck) community. At the same time, the town and college are named for Lord Jeffrey Amherst, who played a role in supporting biological warfare against Native peoples. In 2017, Amherst College replaced the Lord Jeff mascot with the Mammoth.