Alexander A. Spector

Prof. Alexander A. Spector

Johns Hopkins University, USA



1981 Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

1972 M.Sc., Moscow State University, Russia

Publications (Selected)

  1. B. Harland, W. E. Brownell, A. A. Spector and S. X. Sun. (2010) Voltage-Induced Bending and Electromechanical Coupling in Lipid Bilayers, Physical Review E, 81, Art 031907.
  2. K. R. Schumacher, A. S. Popel, B. Anvari, W. E. Brownell and A. A. Spector. (2009) Computational Analysis of the Tether Pulling Experiment to Probe Plasma Membrane - Cytoskeleton Interaction in Cells Phys. Review E, 80, Art. 041905.
  3. S. X. Sun, B. Farrell, M. S. Chana, G. Oster, W. E. Brownell and A. A. Spector. (2009) Voltage and Frequency-Dependence of Prestin-Associated Charge Transfer. J. Theoret. Biology. 260, pp. 137-144.
  4. A. M. Cheshire, B. E. Kerman, W. R. Zipfel, A. A. Spector and D. J. Andrew. (2008) Kinetic and Mechanical Analysis of Live Tube Morphogenesis, Developmental Dynamics, 237, pp.2874-2888.
  5. K. R. Schumacher, A. S. Popel, B. Anvari, W. E. Brownell and A. A. Spector. (2008) Modeling the Mechanics of Tethers Pulled from the Outer Hair Cell Membrane J. Biomech. Eng. 130, art. 31007.
  6. Z. Liao, S. Feng, A. S. Popel, W. E. Brownell and A. A. Spector. (2007) Outer Hair Cell Active Force Generation in the Cochlear Environment, Journ. Acoust. Soc. Am., 122, pp. 2215-2225.
  7. A. A. Spector, N. Deo, K. Grosh, J. T. Ratnanather and R. M. Raphael. (2006) Electromechanical Models of the Outer Hair Cell Composite Membrane, J. Membrane Biol., 209, pp. 135-152.
  8. A. Spector and R. Tran-Son-Tay. (2006) Modeling in Cellular Biomechanics, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Editor-in-Chief J. D. Bronzino, CRC Press and IEEE Press, 3rd Edition, pp. 62-1 – 62-15.
  9. D. R. Murdock, S. A. Ermilov, A. A. Spector, A. S. Popel, W. E. Brownell and B. Anvari. (2005) Effect of Chlorpromazine on Mechanical Properties of the Outer Hair Cell Plasma Membrane, Biophys. J., 84, pp. 4090-4095.
  10. Z. Liao, A. S. Popel, W. E. Brownell and A. A. Spector. (2005) High-Frequency Force Generation in the Constrained Cochlear Outer Hair Cell, Journ. Soc. for Res. in Otolaryngology (JARO) 6, pp. 378-389.
  11. R. P. Jean, C. S. Chen and A. A. Spector. (2005) Finite-Element Analysis of the Adhesion-Cytoskeleton-Nucleus Mechanotransduction Pathway During Endothelial Cell Rounding: Axisymmetric Model, J. Biomech. Eng., 127, pp. 594-600.
  12. A. A. Spector.(2005) Effectiveness, Active Energy Produced by Molecular Motors, and Nonlinear Capacitance of Cochlear Outer Hair Cell, J. Biomech. Eng., 127, pp. 391-399.