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Office: Duane F629


I'm interested in the physics of cell division and related biophysics. My current projects address motor protein dynamics and microtubule length regulation, cytoskeletal active matter, mitotic spindle assembly and regulation, chromosome segregation in cell division, and disordered proteins in the nuclear pore complex.


  • PhD Physics, Harvard, 2000
  • BA Physics, Magna cum laude, Princeton, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • NIH Quantitative Research Development Award (K25), 2014
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2004
  • Junior Faculty Development Award, Council on Research and Creative Work, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004
  • Chateaubriand Fellowship, 2000
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship, Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology, 1998
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 1998