Lab: Tim Mitchison

Home town: Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Undergraduate School: Harvey Mudd College where I majored in biology. Harvey Mudd was followed by a Churchill Fellowship at the University of Cambridge for a year

My definition of Systems Biology is: understanding the emergent properties of biological components

I am interested in metabolism in early embryonic development and its intersection with human health, particularly cancer and developmental disorders. I combine both experimental and computational techniques tackle problems on a more global scale, with the goal of understanding general properties of the embryonic system instead of individual components. In my free time I enjoy Bikram’s yoga, excursions to Vermont to fly fish and visit local breweries (preferably simultaneously), and skiing.

The thing I enjoy most about the Systems Biology program is the flexibility, the people, and the common interest in the intersection between computational and experimental biology.