Curriculum Vitae

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