Orrin Shindell has lived all over but thinks of Moscow, Idaho, a small university town and farming community, as his hometown. Shindell got his start in teaching as an undergraduate by working as a peer tutor in the Math Lab at UC Denver. He wanted the job so badly that to get his foot in the door he assembled all of the Lab’s new computer desks over spring break. He has been teaching ever since and is thrilled to be doing it now at Trinity.
Shindell’s research focuses on the physics of living systems, usually at the cellular level. Often this work involves studying experimental models, i.e., artificial cells, that retain one or several properties of living cells. These experiments employ microscopy techniques to make measurements that can be compared to theoretical calculations.
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2017
B.S. in Physics, University of Colorado at Denver, 2012