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
Contact us if you’re interested in pursuing your PhD with 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!
Ning is a MS student in CEE, engineering microbial antagonism in Escherichia coli.
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.
Sophomore student in Biomedical Engineering, working on the evolutionary dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Sophomore student in Biomedical Engineering, working on the antagonistic dynamics of killer S. cerevisiae strains
Hongyi completed her MS in CEE. In our group, she engineered Escherichia coli strains with altered metabolic preferences.