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 student in CEE, working on the evolutionary dynamics of conjugative transfer in Escherichia coli
PhD student in BEE, working on the evolutionary dynamics of range expansion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
First year MS student in CEE, engineering synthetic Escherichia coli communities with different metabolic preferences
Sophomore student in Biological Engineering, working on the evolutionary dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae below surfaces
Junior student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, working to build a low-cost, DIY turbidostat
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.
PhD student in Physics, Eiad worked on the evolutionary dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae colonies and is now transitioning to studying String Theory!