Gary L. Thompson, III

Gary L. Thompson, III

Gary L. Thompson, III

Assistant Professor 



  • Postdoctoral Researcher - Air Force Research Laboratory, NRC & ORISE Fellowships, 2011-2016
  • Ph.D. - Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2011
  • B.S. - Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Bioeffects of pulsed electric fields
  • Mechanobiology and nanoscale biomechanics
  • Multimodal scanning probe microscopy
  • Tissue engineering and regeneration


  • Biomedical Process Engineering, Fall
  • Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Hybrid), Summer
  • Separation Processes II (Adsorption Module), Spring


  1. Thompson GL, Beier HT, Ibey BL. Tracking lysosome migration within Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells following exposure to nanosecond pulsed electric fields. Bioengineering, 2019, 5:103; DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering5040103.

  2. Thompson GL, Roth CC, Kuipers MA, Tolstykh GP, Beier HT, Ibey BL. Permeabilization of the nuclear envelope following nanosecond pulsed electric field exposure. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016, 470:35; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.12.092.

  3. Thompson GL, Dalzell D, Roth CC, Kuipers M, Bernhard JA, Payne JA, Ibey BL. Calcium influx affects intracellular transport and membrane repair following nanosecond pulsed electric field exposure. J Biomed Opt, 2014, 19:055005.

  4. Thompson GL, Roth CC, Tolstykh G, Kuipers M, Ibey BL. Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton contributes to susceptibility of cells to nanosecond pulsed electric fields. Bioelectromagnetics, 2014, 35:262; DOI: 10.1002/bem.21845.

  5. Nagami H, Umakoshi H, Kitaura T, Thompson GL, Shimanouchi T, Kuboi R. Development of metal affinity-immobilized liposome chromatography and its basic characteristics. Biochem Eng J, 2014, 84:66.

  6. Tolstykh GP, Beier HT, Roth CC, Thompson GL, Payne JA, Kuipers MA, Ibey BL. Activation of intracellular phosphoinositide signaling after a single 600ns electric pulse. Bioelectrochemistry, 2013, 94:23.

  7. Thompson GL, Reukov VV, Nikiforov MP, Jesse S, Kalinin SV, Vertegel AA. Electromechanical and elastic probing of bacteria in cell culture media. Nanotechnology, 2012, 23:245705.

  8. Nikiforov MP, Thompson GL, Reukov VV, Jesse S, Guo S, Rodriguez BJ, Seal K, Vertegel AA, Kalinin SV. Double layer mediated electromechanical response of amyloid fibrils in liquid environment. ACS Nano, 2010, 4:689-98.

  9. Jimenez A, Thompson GL, Matthews MA, Davis TA, Crocker K, Lyons JS, Trapotsis A. Compatibility of medical-grade polymers with dense CO2. J Supercrit Fluid. 2007 Oct;42(3 SI):366-72.

Contact Information


Office: Rowan Hall, Room 333

Office Hours: By Appointment


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Resume: thompson-resume.pdf