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Principal Investigator:

Leonid Mirny
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Ph.D., Harvard Biophysics
M.Sc. Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
Biosketch @ MIT Computational and Systems Biology
Biosketch @ MIT Physics


Graduate Students:

Geoff Fudenberg
Harvard Biophysics, Ph.D. Student

3D Genome Organization: Physical models, statistical methods, and comparative genomics


Maxim Imakaev
MIT Physics, Ph.D. Student

My main research centers around 3D genome organization: polymer models of the genomes of different organisms, and Hi-C data analysis. I am also studing the effects of topological constraints on polymer melts, a follow-up to my previous work on the fractal globule model of interphase chromatin.


Anton Goloborodko
MIT Physics, Ph.D. Student

Anton's main interests are the structure of mitotic chromosomes and polymer simulations of chromosomal folding.


Nezar Abdennur
MIT Computational Biology, Ph.D. Student

Structural and Functional analysis of Chromatin Conformation Capture.

nabdennur [at] gmail [dot] com

Undergraduate students:

Boryana Doyle
MIT Physics, class of 2017

boryana4 [at] mit [dot] edu

Rotation Students:

Charles Baker
Harvard Biophysics, Ph.D. Student


Breville Machine
MIT Physics (Ph.D./M.D./J.D. Harvard Biophysics/HST)
I joined MirnyLab in 2014, taking over daily caffination duties from Espresso. I continue my predecessor's research directions, including the long-term study of caffeination on h. sapiens. While I am currently the only wet-lab experimentalist in the group, I find the theorists easy to collaborate with and wonderfully open-minded.



Ivan Adzhubey
Moscow State University, Ph.D. in Biology
Bioinformatics infrastructure development and maintenance
Vincent Berube, Ph.D. Student
MIT Physics, Ph.D. Student
Stochastic models of ion channels
Juhi Chandalia, Masters Student
MIT, B.S., M.S.
Structure and evolution of regulatory networks
Carlos G\F3mez-Uribe, Ph.D. Student
Stochastic models of signaling networks
Grigory Kolesov, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Munich, Ph.D. in Biology
Evolution and prediction of specificity-determining residues
Hao Yuan Kueh, Rotation Student
Harvard Biophysics
Princeton University, B.S.
Information transmission in enzymatic switch
Joe Levine, Masters Student
MIT, B.S., M.S.
Dynamics of signaling cascades
Lewyn Li, Postdoctoral Fellow
Columbia University
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Chemistry
Specificity determining residues in protein kinases
Shankar Mukherji, Undergraduate Student
Dynamics of signaling cascades
Ilya Rudkevich, Undergraduate Student
Brandeis University, B.S.
Prediction of natively unstructured proteins
Alex Shpunt, Ph.D. Student
MIT, Ph.D. in Physics
Biophysics of molecular self-assembly
Michael Slutsky, Ph.D. Student
MIT, Ph.D. in Physics
Biophysics of protein-DNA interactions
Victor Spirin, Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University, Ph.D. in Physics
Structure and regulation of biological networks
Anahita Tafvizi, Ph.D. Student
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Physics
Transcription factor-DNA interactions
Zeba Wunderlich, Ph.D. Student
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Biophysics
Modeling of the transcription factor search process
Energetics of protein-protein interactions

Michael Schnall-Levin, Ph.D Student
MIT Mathematics, Ph.D. Student
Transcriptional Regulation: Factors Beyond Binding Motif Matches

Jason Leith, Ph.D Student
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Biophysics
Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Protein-DNA Search and Recognition: p53 as a Model System

Konstantine Tchourine, Undergraduate Student
New York University, Ph.D. Student
Dynamics of long polymer chains subject to various restrictions

Espresso, Staff
MIT Physics, Ph.D., M.D., J.D.
A longitudinal study of caffeination in h. sapiens

Chris McFarland, Ph.D Student
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Biophysics
The role of deleterious passengers in cancer

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