Olenka Jain

Department|Program:
  • Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
  • Quantitative and Computational Biology

aj2667@princeton.edu
Advisor: Stanislav Shvartsman
Shvartsman Lab

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.