Chemla Research Group
Principal Investigator
Yann Chemla
Professor of Physics and Biophysics
Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC), co-director
Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Physics
B.S. Yale University, Physics
Graduate Students
Alice Troitskaia
B.S. University of Alberta, Cell Biology
Roshni Bano
B.S./M.S. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) Pune, Biology/Physics
Monika Makurath
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
B.S. Loyola University Chicago, Molecular Biology
Aniket Ravan
B.S./M.S. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Physics
Sean Carney
B.S. Allegheny College, Chemistry
Suoang Lu
B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, Physics
Steve Yeo
B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physics
Yuchen Wu
B.S. Michigan State University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate Students
Ryan Lanner
Former Members
Ruopei Feng
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2019
Current Position: Data Science Fellow, Insight Data Science, Boston
Barbara Stekas
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Physics, 2018
Current Position: Data scientist, Plated, New York
Tatyana Perlova
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Physics, 2017
Current Position: Data scientist/ Computational biologist, Indigo Ag, Boston
Kevin Whitley
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, 2017
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Cees Dekker's Lab, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Isaac Li
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for the Physics of Living Cells, 2012-2015
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Okanagan (Link)
Kiran Girdhar
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology, 2015
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sukrit Suksombat
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Physics, 2015
Current Position: Faculty member, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Patrick Mears
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Physics, 2014
Current Position: Systems Integration Engineer, Abbott Laboratories
Zhi Qi
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology, 2013
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Center of Quantitative Biology & Peking-Tsinghua Center of Life Sciences, Peking University, China (Link)
Vishal Kottadiel
Visiting Graduate Student, Venigalla Rao's Lab, The Catholic University of America
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Venigalla Rao's Lab, The Catholic University of America
Rustem Khafizov
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Physics, 2012
Current Position: Research Scientist, NanoString Technologies
Markita Landry
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2012
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley (Link)
Taejin Lance Min
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Physics, 2012
Current Position: Medical Student, Baylor College of Medicine
Matthew Comstock
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for the Physics of Living Cells
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University (Link)
Kaitlin Grace Sumler
Undergraduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current Position: Classified, U.S. Space Force
Arnulf Taylor
Undergraduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current Position: Graduate Student, Tom Perkins Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder
Patrick McCall
Undergraduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current Position: Graduate Student, Margaret Gardel's Lab, University of Chicago