Group Members
Name  Current  

Ethan Levien, Postdoctoral Fellow 
Current: Dartmouth University Ethan is interested in understanding stochastic processes with applications in biological systems. He has worked on problems in chemical reaction network theory and diffusion in random environments. Most recently, he has been studying phenotypic variability in microbes and models of cell cycle progression. 

Jiseon Min, Graduate Student 
Current: Jiseon is generally interested in making a generalized mathematical model for biological phenomena, ranging from protein partitioning inside a cell to intercellular interactions. 

Paul Dieterle, Graduate Student 
Current: Paul works on cell signaling, particularly during immune response, using continuum modeling and numerical simulations. 

Nitin Upadhyaya, Postdoctoral Fellow 
Flame University, Pune Nitin worked on structural colors stemming from disordered structures. 

Jie Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow 
Professor in Peking University Jie worked on a variety of different topics including population growth, cell size regulation, evolutionary dynamics and gene expression. 

PoYi Ho, Graduate Student 
Huang lab, Stanford University PoYi's research focused on understanding how cells grow and divide. How do cells regulate and coordinate the timing of their divisions and the replication of their chromosomes? What is the stochastic nature of these processes, and how are they controlled? 

Felix Wong, Graduate Student 
Collins lab, MIT Felix's research focused on cell mechanis, and in particular on understanding the subcellular organization and regulatory processes needed for bacteria to maintain a robust shape. He was addressing this question using tools from differential geometry to coarsegrained numerical computation. 

Felix Barber, Graduate Student 
Rojas lab, NYU Felix studied the regulation of cell size through a combination of theoretical and experimental approaches. He was working on this problem in budding yeast, and had a joint supervision by Andrew Murray. 

Yipei Guo, Graduate Student 
Hermundstad lab, Janelia Research Campus Yipei worked on problems related to microbial evolutionary dynamics as well as the stability of gene regulatory networks and random matrix theory. 

Caleb Q. Cook, Undergraduate Student 
Stanford University Physics and Mathematics, Class of 2015 Caleb was studying the optical properties of slowly chirped dielectric mirrors and their applications in biological systems, such as butterflies and beetles. 

Michael Landry, Undergraduate Student 
Columbia University Physics and Mathematics, Class of 2016 Michael developed mathematical models for the dynamics of the "Euler disk", a toy manifesting a finitetime singularity. 

Mark Arildsen, Undergraduate Student 
UCSB Physics and Mathematics, Class of 2016 Mark was developing optical models for the chirally selective reflectors found in the elytra of a number of species of scarab beetle. 

Olumakinde Ogunnaike, Undergraduate Student 
MIT Physics, Class of 2017 Makinde was modeling the diffusive behavior of quantum mechanical wavepackets in noisy environments. 

Adam Frim, Undergraduate Student 
Berkeley Physics, Class of 2018 Adam was modeling the dynamics of the Euler's Disk with a particular focus on observed auditory events. 

Nisarga Paul, Undergraduate Student 
MIT Physics, Class of 2019 Nisarga was modeling the diffusion of quantum mechanical wavepackets on a lattice arising from timedependent noise. 