Rob Phillips is Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology at Caltech. He earned his PhD from Washington University and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). His group studies the physical origins of biological function, including problems that range from transcriptional regulation to mechanosensation, by applying novel physical models together with quantitative experimental approaches.
Jané Kondev is Professor and Chair in the Department of Physics, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor, at Brandeis University. He earned his PhD from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University and Princeton University. He has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a Cotrell Scholar of the Research Corporation.
Julie A. Theriot
Julie A. Theriot is Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was previously a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Biology and Physics) and the University of California, San Francisco (PhD in Cell Biology). She has been a pre-doctoral fellow and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and a fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
Hernan G. Garcia
Hernan G. Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his PhD in Physics at Caltech, working with Rob Phillips. He did postdoctoral research at Princeton University as a Dicke Fellow, and later as the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface Fellow.