Welcome to Isabella Graf who comes to us as a postdoctoral associate working with Ben Machta. During her PhD she worked on self-organization in the context of the cell cytoskeleton and on non-equilibrium self-assembly of heterogeneous structures. At Yale, she will conduct research using tools from (non-equilibrium) statistical physics, hoping to understand how cells tune their membrane composition to be close to a miscibility critical point. Outside of physics she enjoys traveling, nature and sports (biking, bouldering, swimming, skiing, hiking). Currently she is in Germany until she can make it here.