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Ramanathan Lab People

Lab Members

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Sharad Ramanathan studies how the dynamics of the underlying circuits allow cells and organisms to make decisions. To do so he brings together Biology with tools from Applied Math, Microscopy and Microfluidics.

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Deniz Aksel is a graduate student in the Harvard Biophysics Program, developing tools for spatiotemporal control of developmental signaling pathways, and studying the interactions between cell fate and spatial reorganization during tissue morphogenesis.

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Graduate student in in Applied Physics

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ramanathan and Weitz labs

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Tim is a graduate student in biophysics, studying the interactions between the C. elegans immune and nervous systems.

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Roya is a graduate student in the Molecules, Cells, and Organisms program, focusing on the cell biology of stem cell differentiation and lineage commitment.

Graduate Student

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Undergraduate Researcher

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Lab Technician

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Graduate student

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Lab Technician in the Ramanathan lab

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Lab Technician

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Graduate student in in Applied Physics

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Abdullah is a research assistant working toward his Ph.D. in applied physics. His focus is developing frameworks for dissecting neural circuitry for a given behavior.

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Steven is interested in using a combination fo stem cell biology, microfluidics and  computational models to understand how decisions and fate choices are made during early human development

Alumni (Academia)

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Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

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Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University, China

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Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley

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CNRS Paris, France

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University

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Assistant Professor, Koc University, Turkey

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MD PhD student at UCSF

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UMASS Worcester MD PhD program

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Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin Madison

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PLS Fellow, MIT Physics

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Assistant Professor Tel Aviv University, Israel

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Assistant Professor, Cornell University

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Assistant Professor California Institute of Technology

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Research Assistant Professor, Penn State, USA

Alumni (Industry)

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Flagship Pioneer

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DiCon Fiber Optics

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Boston Consulting Group

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DE Shaw Research

Join our lab

We welcome biologists who are interested in learning quantitative techniques and analysis as well as physicists and engineers who want to learn experimental molecular biology to better pursue interesting questions. We are always seeking highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows with an inclination towards systems biology, biophysics and cell/molecular biology. Graduate students are welcome to drop by to talk to Sharad or lab members. Postdoctoral candidates, please send your application, a research statement and CV to Sharad Ramanathan, along with names of and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation from these references should be sent separately.
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