Hugo Sanabria, PhD

Hugo Sanabria is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University. He graduated from Tec of Monterrey, Mexico, with a BS in Physics Engineering and pursued an MS and a PhD in Physics at the University of Houston under Dr. John H. Miller’s supervision. His thesis was on applications of dielectric spectroscopy to study biopolymers. Sanabria was awarded a Keck Fellowship from the Gulf Coast Consortia for his postdoctoral research with Dr. M. Neal Waxham at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. There, he studied Ca2+ signaling proteins involved in learning and memory processes. He was subsequently awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, where he developed and enhanced single-molecule methodologies to study the structure and dynamics of proteins. In 2014 he joined Clemson University and in 2016 was named a CU School of Health Research Faculty Scholar. He is a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER award, the 2019 Board of Trustees Excellence award, and the 2019 HORIBA Young Fluorescence Investigator Award. He has received research grants from both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.