Current Biophysics Graduate Students

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Olenka Jain

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I graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Physics. During my time at Harvard, I worked on a model to explain the timing of oscillations of the spindle during the first division in C. elegans. I also worked on photo-activation experiments to probe the dynamics of spindle/kinetochore bound microtubules. I hope to continue using physics to understand various biological processes, especially those concerning self organization and assembly. In my free time I enjoy climbing, playing squash, and birdwatching. 

Qiwei Yu

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I am interested in using statistical mechanics to understand the spatiotemporal organization and collective behaviors in living systems. I am also using stochastic thermodynamics to study the relation between energy dissipation and physiological functions in biological systems.