Knobler, Charles M.

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Professor Emeritus
Biophysics and Structural Biology
Physical Chemistry

Contact Information

Young Hall 2077A
(310) 825-4330
Young Hall 2077D
(310) 825-4330

Honors & Awards


Jerome Aaron Scholarship


Union Carbide Fellow


Fulbright Scholar


Herbert Newby McCoy Award


Fellow, American Physical Society


UCLA Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award


Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award, University of Mainz


UCLA College of Letters and Science Faculty Award


Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award, Max Planck Institute, Potsdam


Kolthoff Lecturer, University of Minnesota


American Chemical Society Award in Colloid Chemistry



Chang, C. B., Knobler, C. M., Gelbart, W. M. and Mason, T. G.   Curvature Dependence of Viral Protein Structures on Encapsidated Nanoemulsion Droplets, ACS Nano, 2008; 2: 281-6.
Evilevitch, A., Fang, L.-T., Yoffe, A. M., Castelnuovo, M., Rau, D. C., Parsegian, Gelbart W. M. and Knobler,. C. M.   Effects of Salt Concentrations and Bending Energy on the Extent of Ejection of Phage Genomes, Biophys. J., 2008; 94: 1110-20.
Hu, Y., Zandi, R., Anavitarte, A. Knobler, C. M. and Gelbart, W. M.   Packaging of a Polymer by a Viral Capsid: The Interplay Between Polymer Length and Capsid Size, Biophys. J., 2008; 94: 1428-36.
Gelbart, W. M. and Knobler, C. M.   The Physics of Phage, Physics Today, 2008; 61: 42-54.
W. S. Klug, R. F. Bruinsma, J.-P. Michel, C. M. Knobler, I. L. Ivanovska, C. F. Schmidt and G. J. L. Wuite   Failure of Viral Shells, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2006; 97: 228101-4.
Michel, J.P., Ivanovska, I.L., Gibbons, M. M., W. Klug, W. S., Knobler, C. M.,.Wuite, G. J. L., and Schmidt, C., F.   Nanoindentation studies of full and empty viral capsids and the effects of capsid protein mutations on elasticity and strength, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci (USA), 2006; 103: 430-6.
Grayson, P., Evilevitch, A., Inamdar, M. M., Purohit, P. K., Gelbart, W. M., Knobler, C. M. and Phillips, R.   The effect of genome length on ejection forces in bacteriophage lambda, Virology, 2006; 348: 3845-8.
Evilevitch, A., Gober, J. W., Phillips, M., Knobler, C. M. and Gelbart, W. M.   Measurements of DNA lengths remaining in a viral capsid after osmotically suppressed partial ejection, Biophys. J., 2005; 88: 751-6.
Evilevitch, A. , Castelnovo, M., Knobler, C. M., and Gelbart, W. M.   Measuring the Force Ejecting DNA from Phage, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004; 108: 6838-43.
Evilevitch, A., Lavelle, L., Knobler, C. M., Raspaud, E. and Gelbart, W. M.   Osmotic pressure inhibition of DNA ejection from phage, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 2003; 100: 9292-9295.