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
We emphasize a strong interdisciplinary atmosphere in the lab, where neuroscientists, molecular biologists, physicists and mathematicians can take risks and be creative. Most past members of the lab remain in science and have moved on to tenure tracks (MSU East Lansing MI, Notre-Dame IN, IIT Bombay India, SIAT CAS China), staff (LBNL Berkeley CA, Calico Labs San Francisco CA, Astra Zeneca UK), postdoc (Brandeis, UCSF, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and MPI Complex System Dresden, Germany), and graduate school positions (Cornell, Harvard, Caltech, U Namur Belgium, EMBL Heidelberg) at various universities and government labs in the US and abroad.
Graduate and undergraduate students: if you are interested in the lab please send to Thierry by email your CV, a summary of past research, a description of why you are interested in the lab. Postdoc applicants: please send also the contact info for 3 references.
For those of you who 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).