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iPoLS Student Research Network

International Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network (iPoLS SRN) is a network of graduate students and graduate student educators at leading international research universities, all working on the physics of living systems. The Network member nodes have been among the pioneers in extending physics approaches to understanding living systems. Faculty and trainees at the network institutions collectively help to define the future of the field. This Student Research Network supports visiting research internships to other institutions, which serve both to broadening students perspectives and to create collaborations among groups at the various nodes---collaborations that will, hopefully, last a lifetime. The Network also supports exploration in education at the interface between physics and biology, ensuring that the trainees learn the language of biology, but develop and maintain a firm grounding in physics.

Emory TMLS is sub-node of the Atlanta iPoLS SRN node, headquartered at Georgia Institute of Technology. Our node supports seminars, workshops, and other training opportunities, both for our trainees and for the general community (see Conferences & Symposia for some examples). By helping to run World-Wide Physics of Life, we make sure that the exciting biophysics discoveries and new training opportunities are accessible to every interested scientist around the world.   

The following Emory faculty, postdocs, and graduate students participate in the iPoLS SRN:


Rustom Antia Headshot
Rustom Antia
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Gordon Berman Headshot
Gordon Berman
Assistant Professor
Minsu Kim Headshot
Minsu Kim
Associate Professor
Ilya Nemenman Headshot
Ilya Nemenman
Astrid Prinz Headshot
Astrid Prinz
Associate Professor
Jennifer Rieser Headshot
Jennifer Rieser
Assistant Professor
Shashank Shekhar Headshot
Shashank Shekhar
Assistant Professor
Daniel Sussman Headshot
Daniel Sussman
Associate Professor
Daniel Weissman Headshot
Daniel Weissman
Assistant Professor

Post Docs

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Tom Bochynek
Post-Doctoral Fellow / Rieser Lab
K. Michael Martini Headshot
K. Michael Martini
Post-Doctoral Fellow/ Nemenman Lab
Mathematics and Science Center
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Rohan Mehta
Post-Doctoral Fellow/ Weissman Group
Haicen Yue Headshot
Haicen Yue
Post-Doctoral Fellow/ Sussman Lab


David Hoffman
Joe Natale
Itai Pinkoviezky
Catalina Rivera
Emrah Simsek
Kun Tian
Wenxuan Xu
Baohua Zhou


Sena Agezo
Student | Neuroscience
Brent Allman
Student |Population Biology
Linnea Bavik
Student | Physics
Josuan Calderon
Student | Physics
Kanishk Jain
Student | Physics
Qihan Liu
Student | Physics
Katherine Overman
Student | Physics
Ahmed Roman
Student | Physics
Tyler Smith
Student | Physics