Isabella Graf

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Postdoctoral Fellow
YSB-C164
Research Areas: 
Biophysics
Research Type: 
Theorist
Biographical Sketch: 

During my PhD I worked on self-organization in the context of the cell cytoskeleton and on non-equilibrium self-assembly of heterogeneous structures. At Yale, I will conduct research with Benjamin Machta. Using tools from (non-equilibrium) statistical physics, we hope to understand how cells tune their membrane composition to be close to a miscibility critical point.

I recently visited seven different countries in two weeks (not in Northern America, of course, but on the Balkans). In general, I enjoy traveling, nature and sports (biking, bouldering, swimming, skiing, hiking).

Education: 
Ph.D. 2020, LMU Munich, Germany
Honors & Awards: 
  • “Theodor-Hänsch-Promotionspreis” 2020 from Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München
Advisor: 
Ben Machta