Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D. 2004 (Physics), Cambridge University
M.S. 1999 (Chemistry), Imperial College, London
Area of Interests: Experimental physics; Single molecule force spectroscopy, Mechanics of proteins; Protein folding under force, Model colloidal proteins, Jammed matter, Stress transmission in emulsions.
Office Address: 608 Meyer Hall
4 Washington Place at Broadway
Phone: (212) 998-3586
Personal Homepage: http://www.physics.nyu.edu/~jb2929/index.html
Lab Homepage: http://www.physics.nyu.edu/~jb2929/index.html
Fellowships/Honors: NSF CAREER Award: Microstructure of Jammed Particulate Matter, 2010
Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Award Fellow, 2006-2011 ($500,000)
Summer student from the NYU-CCNY REU for the Science and Engineering of Soft Materials and Interfaces (SESMI), 2007
Publications:Force Dependent Polymorphism in Type IV Pili reveals Hidden Epitopes, N. Biais, D. L. Higashi, J. Brujic, M. So, M.P. Sheetz, PNAS, 2010 107, 25, 11358-11363
A model of random packing of polydisperse frictionless spheres, E. I. Corwin, M. Clusel, A. Siemens, J. Brujic, Soft Matter 2010 6, 2949-2959
A 'granocentric' model for random packing of jammed emulsions, Maxime Clusel, Eric I. Corwin, Alexander O. N. Siemens, Jasna Brujic, Nature, 30 July 2009, 460, 611-615
Direct observation of an ensemble of stable collapsed states in the mechanical folding of ubiquitin, Sergi Garcia-Manyes, Lorna Dougan, Carmen L. Badilla, Jasna Brujic and Julio M. Fernandez, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), May 12, 2009, 106, 26, 10534-10539, edited by Peter G. Wolynes, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Forceclamp spectroscopy of single proteins in Single Molecule Dynamics, L.dougan, J. Brujic, J. M. Fernandez, in Life Sciences, 2008, edited by T. Yanagida and Y. Ishii,Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
Force-clamp spectroscopy of single protein monomers reveals the individual unfolding and fodling pathways of I27 and ubiquitin, S. Garcia-Manyes, J. Brujić, Carmen L. Badilla, and J.M. Fernandez, Biophys. J., 2007, doi:10.1529/biophysj.107.104422.
Measuring the coordination number and entropy of a 3D jammed emulsion packing by confocal microscopy, J. Brujić, C. Song, P. Wang, C. Briscoe, G. Marty, and H. A. Makse, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2007, 98, 248001.
Dwell-time distribution analysis of polyprotein unfolding using `force-clamp’ spectroscopy, J. Brujić, R. I. Z. Hermans, S. Garcia-Manyes, K. A. Walther, and J. M. Fernandez, Biophys. J., 2007, 92, 2896-2903.
Contour length and refolding rate of a small protein controlled by engineered disulfide bonds, S. R. K. Ainavarapu, J. Brujić, H. H. Huang, A. P. Wiita, H. Lu, L. Li, K. A. Walther, M. Carrion-Vazquez, H. Li, and J. M. Fernandez, Biophys. J., 2007, 92, 225-233.
Single molecule force spectroscopy reveals signatures of glassy dynamics in the energy landscape of ubiquitin, J. Brujić, R. Hermans, K. A. Walther, J. M. Fernandez, Nature Physics, 2006, 2, 282-286.
Sub-angstrom conformational changes of a single molecule captured by AFM variance analysis, K. A. Walther, J. Brujić, H. Li, and J. M. Fernndez, Biophys. J., 2006, 90, 3806-3812.
Granular dynamics in compaction and stress relaxation, J. Brujić, D. Johnson, O. Sindt, H. A. Makse, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2005, 128001.
A basis for the statistical mechanics of granular systems in unifying concepts of granular media and glasses, S. F. Edwards, J. Brujić, H. A. Makse, edited by A. Coniglio, A. Fiero, H. J. Herrmann and M. Nicodemi, Elsevier, 2004, Amsterdam.
3D bulk measurements of the force fistribution in a compressed emulsion system, J. Brujić, S. F. Edwards, D. V. Grinev, I. Hopkinson, D. Brujić, H. A. Makse, Faraday Disc., 2003, 123, 207-220.
Measuring the distribution of interdroplet forces in a compressed emulsion system, J. Brujić, S. F. Edwards, I. Hopkinson, and H. A. Makse, Physica A, 2003, 327, 201-212.
Jammed systems in slow flow need a new statistical mechanics, J. Brujić, D. V. Grinev, S. F. Edwards, Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 2003, 361, 741.
Fundamental problems in statistical physics of jammed packings, S. F. Edwards, D. V. Grinev, J. Brujić, Physica A, 2003, 330, 61.