Physics & Astronomy

Nathaniel Nucci

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics) – University of Pennsylvania

NIH National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow (Biophysics) – University of Pennsylvania

The physical characteristics of biological molecules underlie all of biological function.  My research focuses on two key aspects of biomolecular physics: dynamic processes at the molecular level and the effects of nanoscale confinement on biomolecular associations and activity.  These properties are investigated using a range of optical and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques.  


Contact Information
Phone: 856-256-4396
Office: Science Hall 101E
Office Hours: M 3-5, Th 2-4


1. Nucci, NV, Fuglestad B, Athanasoula EA, Wand AJ. Role of cavities and hydration in the pressure unfolding of T4 lysozyme. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2014 pii: 201410655 2. Marques BM*, Nucci NV*, Dodevski I, Wang KW, Athanasoula EA, Jorge C, Wand AJ. Measurement and control of pH in the aqueous interior of reverse micelles. J Phys Chem B 2014 118(8) 2020 - *contributed equally 3. Nucci NV, Pometun MS, Wand AJ. Mapping the hydration dynamics of ubiquitin. J Am Chem Soc 2011 133(32) 12326 4. Nucci NV, Pometun MS, Wand AJ. Site-resolved measurement of water-protein interactions by solution NMR 2011 18(2) 245