Biological Sciences


Christina Harvey

Birds appear to effortlessly perform maneuvers that are outside the capabilities of our most advanced aircraft. If we could integrate avian maneuverability into UAVs, we could open the door for a new era of flight:... Continue Reading

Kara McKinley

Our work aims to determine how the lining of the uterus regenerates each month after menstruation. On any given day, approximately 800 million people around the world are menstruating. Menstruation involves the shedding of large... Continue Reading

Kellie Jurado

Early-life immune exposures can profoundly impact lifelong health. A greater understanding of fetal immunity has the potential to help us understand health and disease during gestation, as a neonate, and every stage of life afterward.... Continue Reading

Enrique Rojas

Cells are complex systems that integrate biochemical signals with mechanical forces in order to carry out important physiological processes, such as cell growth, division, and movement. Compared to eukaryotic cells, we know very little about... Continue Reading

David Booth

Marine microeukaryotes navigate constant fluctuations in food, friends, and foes to produce and to distribute crucial resources that support oceanic life and impact global climate. The molecular mechanisms that enable microeukaryotes to perform multifaceted functions... Continue Reading

Shruti Naik

Mammals have forged an evolutionary alliance with commensal microbes that harmoniously live on barrier surfaces and have profound effects on host health and disease. Despite their residence on epithelial barriers, surprisingly little is known about... Continue Reading

Dipti Nayak

Archaea represent the third domain of life on Earth. Even though these enigmatic microorganisms are prevalent within and around us, they have been constantly overlooked and, thus, remain poorly characterized. The overarching goal of my... Continue Reading

Edward Chuong

Individuals exhibit extensive differences in response to infection. Understanding how and why immune responses vary would enable us to predict responses to infection and autoimmune diseases. My research investigates why innate immune responses vary across... Continue Reading

Lorin Crawford

I am a statistician by training, and the biological phenomena captured in high-throughput genomic data motivate me to develop new statistical methodologies. The central aim of my research program is to build machine learning algorithms... Continue Reading

Matt Thomson

My work seeks a fundamental understanding of how stem cell regulatory networks process internal and external signals into cell-fate decisions. In the long term, I aim to construct synthetic human tissues directly from embryonic stem... Continue Reading