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Professor, Department of Physics, Portland State University
Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics
Membrane biophysics, lipid and hybrid lipid-metal nanostructures for encapsulation and targeting of drugs to specific tissues and cell types, effects of diet and nutrition on membrane composition and membrane physical properties, rhodopsin function and stability, role of membrane composition in visual function in the retina, probing protein structure-function relationships with differential scanning calorimetry and time-resolved fluorescence.
Prior to joining Portland State University in 2008, Dr. Mitchell was a senior scientist at the National Institutes of Health. He earned a B.S. in 1980 from Central Washington University; and a M.A. in 1982, and Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Oregon.