Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and the College
Jasmine Nirody is an integrative biologist whose research sits at the interface of biophysics, behavior, and evolution. She studies the physical interactions between organisms and their environments, and how these interactions shape organismal form and behavior. Her work centers on understanding morphology and performance within the context of an organism’s ecology and evolutionary history, and is currently grounded in two broadly defined organismal systems: flagellated bacteria and walking panarthropods.
Her work has been published in such journals as PNAS, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, and Current Biology. She received the 2018 American Physical Society’s Dissertation Award in Biological Physics for her work on bacterial motility, and has been recognized as a James S. McDonnell Foundation Fellow in Studying Complex Systems, a Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow, a Leading Edge Fellow, an Intersections Science Fellow, and a Rising Star in Soft and Biological Matter by the University of Chicago.
Nirody received a BA in mathematics and biology from New York University, and a PhD in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, she was an independent fellow in physics and biology at The Rockefeller University and a postdoctoral fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford.