We have several new members of our group! Danai has joined the artificial cells project as a postdoc. Cheng will be working with braided nanowires as a postdoc. LaNell is a graduate student joining Rees and Aaron on the virus project, and Ron is working on code to intepret holographic microscopy images.
After an engaging talk, full of jokes about physicists and the spherical approximations they like to make, Tom's committee quickly concluded their discussions, letting him know that the defense of his thesis, "Holographic Microscopy for Soft Matter and Biophysics," had been successful. Congratulations Dr. Dimiduk!
Amanda Auerbach, a PhD Candidate at Harvard in the Department of English, recently published a poem, "The Eve Virus," inspired by the lab's virus physics project. Amanda's poem follows the lysogenic and lytic life cycle of the lambda phage from a unique perspective.
After concluding her thesis defense with an exciting grand finale, "The Self-Assembly of Man," Anna's committee emerged from their discussions quickly. They greeted her with smiles and handshakes, letting her know that her defense of her thesis, "Out-of-Equilibrium Dynamics of Colloidal Particles at Interfaces" had been successful. Congratulations Dr. Wang!
Miles Faaborg is a first-year graduate student in applied physics. He will be working with Aaron and Rees on virus physics. Rachel Feynman is a research intern in the lab. They will be working with Irep on the artificial cells project. Welcome Miles and Rachel!
First year students Annie Stephenson, Solomon Barkley, and Toly Rinberg have joined the lab. Annie will be working with Victoria on the structural color project. Solomon is working with Annie on holographic microscopy. Toly is working with Andrew on DNA-mediated colloidal assembly. Welcome to the group!