Jim Valcourt is a graduate student in the Systems Biology Ph.D. program at Harvard. His work focuses on early germ layer cell fate decisions and the mechanisms and timing of lineage commitment.
After obtaining his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from Princeton in 2012, Jim worked at D.E. Shaw Research in New York, where he used long-timescale computational molecular dynamics simulations to study allosteric regulation of GPCRs.
In his free time, Jim enjoys backpacking, comedy, and writing short summaries of his accomplishments in the third person.