People

Principal Investigator

Andrea Giometto

Andrea is a physicist by training and did his Ph. D. at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Since 2015, Andrea has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics and in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, where he investigated experimentally and theoretically the spatiotemporal dynamics of microbial populations. He joined the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell in the Summer 2020. Andrea is interested in the biological physics, ecology and evolution of microbial communities.

PhD Students

Elisa Garabello

PhD student in CEE, working on the evolutionary dynamics of conjugative transfer in Escherichia coli

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Katie Randolph

PhD student in BEE, working on the evolutionary dynamics of range expansion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Gabriele Manganelli

PhD student in CEE, working on community assembly and invasion

You?

You?

We are actively looking for a PhD student interested in quantitative biology and/or biological physics: PhD position ad. Contact us!

Deadlines for graduate admission are typically in December of the year prior to the Fall semester start date. If you are interested in what we do, contact Andrea as early as possible!

M.S. Students

Hongyi Liu

First year MS student in CEE, engineering synthetic Escherichia coli communities with different metabolic preferences

You?

Check out the M.S. program in CEE at Cornell (CEE M.S.)! Within our group, we have M.S. research projects in Synthetic Biology. Feel free to reach out for more information and to learn which new skills you can learn by joining the program and our group.

Undergraduate Students

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Audrey Pinard

Sophomore student in Biomedical Engineering, working on the evolutionary dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Joan Rong

Sophomore student in Biomedical Engineering, working on the antagonistic dynamics of killer S. cerevisiae strains

Past members

Abigail Landers

PhD student in Microbiology, worked on the evolutionary dynamics of “killer” Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. Abigail rotated in the lab and is now on to her next rotation.

Eiad Hamwi

PhD student in Physics, Eiad worked on the evolutionary dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae colonies and is now transitioning to studying String Theory!