Our lab employs biologists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers. Experimentalists collaborate with fellow theoreticians for data analysis and mathematical predictions but are also encourage to build their own mathematical models if they desire to do so. Likewise theoreticians interact with experimentalists and have the opportunity to do experiments themselves if they want to.
Past members of the lab have moved on to tenure tracks or equivalent staff positions (Michigan State University East Lansing MI, University of Notre-Dame IN, IIT Bombay India, Lawrence Berkley National Labs Berkeley CA, BAST Inc. UK, Google[x] CA), postdoc positions (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany, UC San Francisco CA), and graduate school positions (Cornell, Harvard, Caltech, U Namur Belgium, EMBL Heidelberg) in the US and abroad.
We are looking for talented postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students with independent drive and expertise in biology, physics, mathematics, or engineering. Projects are available in the following area to both experimentalists or theoreticians:
- neuroscience: (1) deciphering the neural computation underlying olfactory navigation using a novel assay that simultaneously quantifies fly motion and odor signal in space and time; (2) examining the role of time and cell-to-cell variability in odor coding;
- microbiology: (1) molecular origin, function and evolution of non-genetic variation in isogenic populations of cells; (2) the link between virulence and motility
Postdocs: If you are interested please send to Thierry by email your CV, a summary of past research, a description of why you are interested in a particular project, and the contact info for 3 references.
Graduate students already at Yale: If you are already at Yale and are interested in rotating in the lab please send Thierry an email with your CV, a summary of past research, a description of why you are interested in a particular project, and dates and times at which you are available for a first meeting.
Undergraduate students: Undergraduate students are always welcome. Please send Thierry an email with your CV, a summary of past research (if any), a description of why you are interested in a particular project, and dates and times at which you are available for a first meeting.
Graduate students applying to Yale: If you are thinking of applying to the Yale graduate school, we recommend checking out the Physics, Engineering, and Biology (PEB) program, which is an umbrella program available to all graduate students interested in the interface between biology and physics. You can join the PEB by first joining either the Physics Graduate program or the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program, which encompasses tracks like the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP); Computational Biology and Bioinformatics(CBB); Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology (BBSB); and Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development (MCGD).