### Education

- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- PhD, Department of Physics
- 2005-2010
- University of Pennsylvania
- BA, MS
- 2001-2005
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
- Vordiplom Mathematics
- 2002-2003
- Gymnasium Oberursel, Germany
- Abitur
- 2001

### Awards and Grants

- The Rockefeller University
- NIH T32 Training Grant 2014-
- Merck Fellowship 2013-2014
- Fellowship, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology 2010-2013
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Graduate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara, Fall 2008
- MIT-France Travel Grant, Summer 2008
- Lester Wolfe fellowship 2005-2006
- University of Pennsylvania
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Second Place, Class of 1880 Mathematics Competition
- Mathematics Undergraduate Research Prize 2005
- Rose Undergraduate Research Award 2005
- William E. Stephens Memorial Prize 2004-2005 (Undergraduate research prize, Department of Physics and Astronomy)
- Rose Fund Award 2002-2003
- University Scholar
- Vagelos Scholar in Molecular Life Sciences

### Talks

- 43. Using dynamics to elucidate biological systems
- Biophysics Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- November 2016, invited talk
- 42. How many clocks control the cell cycle?
- International Conference on Systems Biology, Barcelona
- September 2016, contributed talk
- 41. Using dynamics to elucidate biological systems
- Biophysics Symposium, University of Zurich
- June 2016, invited talk
- 40. Identifying negative feedback loops by their dynamics
- Anderson Cancer Center Retreat, The Rockefeller University
- April 2015, contributed talk
- 39. Timed, pulsatile termination signal for mitosis in halted cell cycles
- Cell Cycle Conference, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- May 2014, contributed talk
- 38. Transcription in halted cell cycles
- Anderson Cancer Center Retreat, The Rockefeller University
- April 2014, contributed talk
- 37. Using timing to elucidate signaling pathways and cell cycle control
- Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University
- September 2013, invited talk
- 36. Using dynamics to identify network topologies
- International Conference on Systems Biology, Copenhagen
- August 2013, poster
- 35. Using dynamics to identify network topology
- APS March Meeting, Baltimore
- March 2013, contributed talk
- 34. Optimal cell cycle checkpoint decisions
- 108th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- December 2012, contributed talk
- 33. Biochemical "FM radio" receivers
- Theory Lunch, Harvard Medical School
- December 2012, invited talk
- 32. Characterizing biological adaptive circuits by their frequency-detection properties
- Galit Lahav lab group meeting, Harvard Medical School
- July 2012, invited talk
- 31. Biochemical "FM radio" receivers
- Systems Biology Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- March 2012, poster
- 30. Characterizing biological frequency-detection circuits by their dynamical properties
- The Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study
- January 2012, chalk talk
- 29. Biochemical "FM radio" receivers
- 106th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- December 2011, contributed talk
- 28. Casimir interaction of an object with a cavity
- 103rd Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- May 2010, contributed talk
- 27. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Casimir, van der Waals and nanoscale interactions school
- École de Physique des Houches
- April 2010, invited talk
- 26. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Third Annual Greater Boston Area Quantum Matter Meeting
- April 2010, contributed talk
- 25. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC San Francisco
- March 2010, invited talk
- 24. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UC San Diego
- March 2010, invited talk
- 23. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- March 2010, contributed graduate student lunch talk
- 22. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Department of Physics, Virginia Tech
- March 2010, invited talk
- 21. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University
- February 2010, invited talk
- 20. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University
- February 2010, invited talk
- 19. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Département de Physique de la Matière Condensée, University of Geneva
- February 2010, invited talk
- 18. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
- February 2010, invited talk
- 17. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Condensed Matter Theory Group, Yale University
- January 2010, invited talk
- 16. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- ICTP, Trieste
- January 2010, invited talk
- 15. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud
- January 2010, seminar
- 14. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Faculty of Physics, Technische Universität München
- January 2010, invited talk
- 13. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Center for Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
- January 2010, invited talk
- 12. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart
- January 2010, invited talk
- 11. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universität Heidelberg
- January 2010, invited talk
- 10. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
- January 2010, invited talk
- 9. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
- January 2010, invited talk
- 8. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
- January 2010, invited talk
- 7. Scattering Theory Approach to Electrodynamic Casimir Forces
- 102nd Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- December 2009, contributed talk
- 6. Melting of Persistent Double-Stranded Polymers
- Symposium "Trajectories and Friends" in celebration of Prof. Nihat Berker's 60th birthday
- October 2009, invited short talk
- 5. A General Formulation for the Casimir Energy and its Practical Application
- Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara
- November 2008, invited talk
- Recording
- 4. Nonmonotonic effects of parallel sidewalls on Casimir forces between cylinders
- Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud
- June 2008, seminar
- 3. Melting of Persistent Double-Stranded Polymers
- 99th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- May 2008, contributed talk
- 2. Prediction of Transcription Factor Specificity Using All-Atom Models
- 97th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- May 2007, contributed talk
- 1. Mapping Complicated (Protein) Surfaces onto a Sphere
- 95th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University
- May 2006, contributed talk