Zijin Huang

Graduate Student
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

I recently graduated from Cornell University with my Bachelor's in Physics and Environment & Sustainability in 2023. There, I helped characterize the evolutionary Allee effect in amoeba using the optical and computational approaches of a condensed matter physics laboratory. My summers are spent at the Air Force Research Laboratory studying polarization vision and multisensory integration in arthropod nervous systems for application in developing bio-inspired aerial sensor technologies. At Princeton, I hope to continue evolving my biophysics interests toward understanding how physical properties confer unique signals, morphology, and physiology, seeking to elucidate the mechanistic bases of behavior. In my spare time, I enjoy lifting weights and baking desserts. 

Start Date
2023 First Year
Biophysics Graduate Program