Departments & Organizations
Computer Simulation; Cytoskeleton; Drosophila melanogaster; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Physics
I am a Physicist that works at the interface of Biology and Soft Condensed Matter with a focus on hydrodynamics, transport, and self-organization in biological systems. I started my career as an Undergraduate Researcher in Raymond E. Goldstein’s lab at the University of Arizona studying the role of flow fields generated by the colonial green algae Volvox on nutrient uptake. I then did my Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge again under the supervision of Raymond E. Goldstein. For my Ph.D. I studied cytoplasmic streaming, the persistent circulation of cellular contents driven by motor proteins, during Drosophila oogenesis. This work was done in collaboration with the lab of Isabel M. Palacios (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge).
My current projects are concerned with understanding the molecular and physical mechanisms that set neuronal morphology, with a particular focus on dendritic morphology.
Education & Training
|PhD||University of Cambridge (2012)|
|BS||University of Arizona, Mathematics (2006)|
|BS||University of Arizona, Physics (2006)|
Honors & Recognition
EMBO Long Term FellowshipEuropean Molecular Biology Organization (2013)
Cambridge Overseas Trust ScholarCambridge Overseas Trust (2008)