Orit, headshot photo
Ph.D., ETH Zurich, 2012 • Professor Affiliate

I am a broadly trained physicist with a passion for living systems. My research is aimed at understanding how organisms buffer themselves against large environmental fluctuations and accommodate adaptation over a wide range of length and time scales. This includes protein assemblies that remain intact under varying external mechanical and chemical stimuli, beetles that navigate using volatile celestial cues, and honeybee clusters that change their morphology to both withstand mechanical stresses, and to regulate their bulk temperature.