Erickson, Blake


Bachelor of Science
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Michigan, 2010

About this team member

Blake graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006.  He spent two years in Paul Hansma’s lab studying the fracture mechanics of trabecular bone.  His research at Michigan focused on dendrimer interactions with supported lipid bilayers and on AFM methods of measuring and analyzing Type I collagen.  Outside of the lab Blake spends most of his free time ballroom dancing.

He is currently Senior Systems Engineern at Prysm, Inc.



  • Nanoscale Structure of type I collagen fibrils:  Quantitative measurement of D-spacing Biotechnology Journal 2013 8 117-126
  • Polyplex Exposure Inhibits Cell Cycle, Increases Inflammatory Response, and Can Cause Protein Expression without Cell Division Molecular Pharmaceutics 2013 10 1306-1317
  • Distribution of type I collagen morphologies in bone: Relation to estrogen depletion Bone 2010 46 1349-1354.
  • Type 1 Collagen Exists as a Distribution of Nanoscale Morphologies in Teeth, Bones, and Tendons Langmuir 2010 26 7349-7354.
  • Interaction of Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers with Survanta Lung Surfactant:  The Importance of Lipid Domains Langmuir 2008 24 11003-11008