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Elizabeth Jerison

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, and the College

Elizabeth Jerison researches biological physics, with a focus on the dynamics of immune responses. She uses a combination of tools from statistical physics and optical microscopy to study how innate immune responses arise from collective cell behavior, using the zebrafish as a primary model biological system.

Her research has been published in eLife, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, Genetics, and Physical Review Letters.

Jerison holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a PhD in physics from Harvard University. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, where she received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface.

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