Education: University of Waterloo, B.S. 1994; Simon Fraser University, Canada, M.S. 1996; University of Toronto, Canada, Ph.D. 2003.
Professor Ogilvie studies the dynamics of biological systems over a diverse range of time and length-scales using the combined tools of nonlinear spectroscopy and microscopy. At the nanometer scale, her group uses ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy to explore the role of protein dynamics in evolution’s search for protein structures that meet the challenges of biological function. These methods complement existing X-ray and NMR techniques by accessing a new time window that encompasses the fastest processes in biology, such as energy transfer. Her group also employs single molecule spectroscopy to uncover dynamics hidden in ensemble measurements and to address the more complex domain of protein-protein interactions. On yet a larger length-scale, the group is developing novel microscopies that, without the need for artificial labels, exploit molecular contrast to elucidate the role of proteins in orchestrating cellular processes.
S. Seckin Senlik, Veronica R. Policht, and Jennifer P. Ogilvie, Two-Color Nonlinear Spectroscopy for the Rapid Acquisition of Coherent Dynamics, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2015) 6, 2413-2420.
D. C. Flynn, A. R. Bhagwat, M. H. Brenner, M. F. Nunez, B. E. Mork, D. Cai, J. A. Swanson and J. P. Ogilvie Pulse-shaping based two-photon FRET stoichiometry, Optics Express (2015) 23, 3353-3372.
D. E. Wilcox, M. H. Lee, M. E. Sykes, A. Niedringhaus, E. Geva, B. D. Dunietz, M. Shtein and J. P. Ogilvie Ultrafast Charge-Transfer Dynamics at the Boron Subphthalocyanine Chloride/C60 Heterojunction: Comparison between Experiment and Theory Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2015) 6, 569−575.
F. D. Fuller, and J. P. Ogilvie, Experimental Implementations of Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform Electronic Spectroscopy, Annual Reviews of Physical Chemistry (2015) 66, 667-690.
F. D. Fuller, J. Pan, A. Gelzinis, V. Butkus, S. S. Senlik, D. E. Wilcox, C. F. Yocum, L. Valkunas, D. Abramavicius, Jennifer P. Ogilvie, Vibronic Coherence in the Photosystem II Reaction Center, Nature Chemistry (2014) 6, 706–711.