(including co-advised and co-mentored PhD students)
I am broadly interested in quantifying the dynamics of cellular growth and adaptation. Outside of research, I enjoy playing tennis and practicing yoga!
My research focuses on the dynamics of early development and cellular differentiation. In my spare time I enjoy playing chess and judo.
My research focus is on quantitative biology, particularly looking at the structure of single-cell RNA-seq
A simple man who tries to simplify the complex world. My work is about the physics of living systems.
My research is focused on understanding the microbial ecology that govern the functional aspects of the microbiome via modeling and experimental validations. The goal is to engineer the emergent properties of the microbial community for desired traits.
(including co-advised and co-mentored postdocs)
I am a condensed matter theorist with broad interest in the phenomenon of emergence in many body classical, quantum and active system.
Dominic Skinner is an applied mathematician working on problems in biology and data-driven approaches to science. He finished his PhD in 2022, working with Jörn Dunkel, where he worked on non-equilibrium thermodynamics, modeling bacterial colonies, and topological analysis of multicellular systems.
An Truong Pham
I am a postdoc at Stanford University working closely with the Mani group on questions related to genotype->phenotype->fitness maps. My interests revolve around understanding Schrödinger’s question, “What is life?.” I think that one of the defining features of living systems is that they evolve, and I would go even further to say that living systems don’t evolve because they are alive, but they are alive because they evolve. My work combines high-throughput fitness measurements in microbes with machine-learning techniques to understand the phenotypic space they explore during a rapid adaptation process.
Simon Freedman (Scientist at Illumina)
Karna Gowda (OSU faculty)
Rebecca Menssen (BCG consultant)
Allyn Xu (Courant Inst. PhD program)
Robby Gray (Caltech EE PhD program)