Dr. Etson joined the Physics Department at Wesleyan University in 2015. She is also a member of the Molecular Biophysics Program.
BFA, Dance, New York University, 1994
BA, Physics, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 2003
PhD, Biophysics, Harvard University, 2010
Dr. Etson carried out her doctoral studies at Harvard University, under the supervision of Antoine van Oijen. She went on to receive a TEACRS (Training in Education and Critical Research Skills) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tufts University, where she was a member of David Walt's research group. She has also been an adjunct lecturer in the Physics Department at University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Emmanuel College. Dr. Etson's research specialty is single-molecule imaging and spectroscopy, and she is setting up a lab at Wesleyan University that features a state of the art, multi-color total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscope capable of collecting data suitable for single-molecule tracking and single-molecule Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) measurements.