Hobbies: Hiking, camping, convincing students to do difficult experiments.
Projects: Alon is interested in the effects of the spatial structure of living tissue on cell to cell communication. Using advanced optical tools to image molecular interactions, he studies how cells move and communicate during the process of wound healing in living organs.
Hobbies: Cooking, building things.
Projects: Jen is studying the spatiotemporal dynamics of cytokine signaling after wounding. By combining imaging with ex vivo organ culture and quantitative tools, she hopes to gain a better understanding of how wounds heal and why they sometimes don’t.
Hobbies: Books (especially sci fi/fantasy), food, dogs (especially pitbulls), science.
Projects: Rob is developing a multiplexed smFISH measurement technique. He wants to use this technique to observe how cells are distributed in a joint gene expression state-space in order to pose questions about these distributions.
Hobbies: Board games, live music, brews with buds.
Projects: Ryan studies the steps in the central dogma of biology using quantitative fluorescent microscopy. By quantifying the expression noise and variability generated at each step, he hopes to uncover the dominant sources of cellular variability. This will build the overall goal of determining whether cellular variability represents a fundamental limit of biochemical accuracy, or whether it is a functional biology property of a cellular population.
Hobbies: Cats, fencing, piano, board games.
Projects: Bu is using a microfluidic wounding device to detect a tissue-scaled gradient of hydrogren peroxide in mammalian tissue. She is interested in understanding how this tissue-scaled hydrogren peroxide is generated and controlled.
Hobbies: Cooking, art, running.
Projects: Maeve is interested in combining CRISPR and cellular barcoding technologies to study the dyanmics and localization patterns of endogenous proteins.
Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, and eating.
Projects: Evan is interested in NFkB dynamics and translocation. He uses optogenetics, sequential FISH, and "deep" automated image analysis to resolve correlations between single-cell phenotypic variability and differences in gene expression.
Hobbies: Painting, biking, hiking, and artificial (un)intelligence.
Projects: Zach uses sequential smFISH to study the organization of gene expression at the single cell level in corneal wound healing
Hobbies: Volleyball and Camping.