Sarah L. Keller

Representative Publications


C.E. Cornell, N.L.C. McCarthy, K.R. Levental, I. Levental, N.J. Brooks, and S.L. Keller, Lengths of n-alcohols govern how Lo-Ld mixing temperatures shift in synthetic and cell-derived membranes, Biophys. J, 113, 1200-1211, 2017.


J.V. Bleecker P.A. Cox, and S.L. Keller, Mixing Temperatures of Bilayers Not Simply Related to Thickness Differences between Lo and Ld Phases, Biophys. J., 110, 2305-2308, 2016. 


M.C. Blosser, A.R. Honerkamp-Smith, T. Han, M. Haataja, and S.L. Keller, Transbilayer Colocalization of Lipid Domains Explained via Measurement of Strong Coupling Parameters, Biophys. J., 109, 2317-2327, 2015. (Cover article)


R.A. Black, D.W. Deamer, M.C. Blosser, B.L. Stottrup, R. Tavakley, and S.L. Keller, Nucleobases bind to and stabilize aggregates of a prebiotic amphiphile, providing a viable mechanism for the emergence of protocells, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 110, 13272-13276, 2013.


C.A. Stanich, A.R. Honerkamp-Smith, G.G. Putzel, C.A. Warth, A.K. Lamprecht, P. Mandal, E. Mann, T.D. Hua, and S.L. Keller, Coarsening Dynamics of Domains in Lipid Membranes, Biophys. J., 105, 444-454, 2013. (Cover Article)


T. Portet, S.E. Gordon, and S.L. Keller, Increasing Membrane Tension Decreases Miscibility Temperatures; an Experimental Demonstration via Micropipette Aspiration, Biophys. J., 103, L35-37, 2012. (Featured article; free download)


A.R. Honerkamp-Smith and S.L. Keller, Experimental Observations of Dynamic Critical Phenomena in a Lipid Membrane, Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 165702, 2012.


A.R. Honerkamp-Smith, S.L. Veatch, and S.L. Keller, An Introduction to Critical Points for Biophysicists; Observations of Compositional Heterogeneity in Lipid Membranes, Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Biomembr., 1788, 53-63, 2009. (Review and Cover Article) 


M.D. Collins and S.L. Keller, Tuning Lipid Mixtures to Induce or Suppress Domain Formation across Leaflets of Unsupported Asymmetric Bilayers, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 105, 124-128, 2008.


S.L. Veatch and S.L. Keller, Seeing Spots: Complex Phase Behavior in Simple Membranes, Biochim. Biophys. Acta (Invited), 1746, 172-185, 2005. (Review and Cover Article)


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Awards & Activities

  • Avanti Award, Biophysical Society, 2017
  • Sommorjai Miller Visiting Prof. (UC Berkeley), 2016
  • Thomas E. Thompson Award, Biophysical Society, 2014
  • Fellow of the AAAS 2013
  • UW Postdoctoral Association Mentor Award, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 2012-2013
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2011
  • Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences, 2011
  • Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences, 2011
  • ASBMB Avanti Young Investigator in Lipid Research, 2010
  • UW Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006
  • Dayhoff Award, Biophysical Society, 2005
  • Cottrell Teacher-Scholar Award, 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2002
  • Research Innovation Award (Research Corporation), 2001
  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (NRSA)
  • University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship

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