Dr. Jesse Binford

Retired Professor (deceased)


  • B.A., Rice University, 1950
  • M.A., Rice University, 1952
  • Ph.D., University of Utah, 1955

Died March 27, 2014, age 85, at his home in Austin, TX.


Thermodynamics of phospholipid vesicles; enthalpy titrations with amphiphilic molecules; solubilization of vesicles and biopolymers with surfactants; fusogens; fusion of vesicles; micelles.

Recent Publications

  • Calorimetric Determination of the Partition Coefficient for Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride in Aqueous Suspensions of DMPC Vesicles, Binford, J.S.; Wadso, I.; J. Biochem. Biophys. Methods, 1984, 9, 121-131.
  • Saturation and Solubilization of DMPC Vesicles by Phenothiazenes, Binford, J.S.; Rao, M.S.; Pollock, V.; Malloy, R.C.; J. Phys. Chem., 1988, 92, 3522-3526.
  • Enthalpy Titration and Solubilization of DMPC Vesicles with Bile Salts, Malloy, R.C.; Binford, J.S.; J. Phys. Chem., 1990, 94, 337-345.
  • Absorption of Surfactants by Membranes: Erythrocytes vs. Synthetic Vesicles, Binford, J.S.; Palm, W.H.; Biophys. J., 1994, 66, 2024-2028.