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The Living Histories series: Brief “trajectory talks” during the monthly virtual APS-DBIO happy-hour gathering, showcasing personal histories leading to the becoming of biological physicists.

RSVP here for the live series.

Full collection of past Living Histories talks.

Series founders and organizers: Srividya Iyer-Biswas and Orit Peleg

Team: Drs. Tapomoy Bhattacharjee; Jasmine Nirody; Chantal Nguyen; and Charlie Wright

Alumna: Dr. Olga Shishkov


7pm ET, Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

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Prof. Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan
Living Histories talk
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Prof. Ken Dill
Living Histories talk

7pm ET, Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

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Prof. Manu Prakash
Living Histories talk
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Prof. Dani Bassett
Living Histories talk

7pm ET, Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

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Prof. John Hopfield
Living Histories talk
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Prof. Ned Wingreen
Living Histories talk

3pm ET, Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

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Prof. Ajay Gopinathan
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Prof. Deborah Gordan

9pm ET, Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

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Prof. Bill Bialek
Living Histories talk
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Dr. Serena Bradde
Living Histories talk

9pm ET, Wednesday, April 21th, 2021

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Prof. Cristina Marchetti
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Prof. L. Mahadevan
Living Histories talk

Cancelled (now rescheduled for November):
3pm ET, Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

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Prof. Irene Giardina
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Prof. Andrea Cavagna

7pm ET, Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

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Prof. Marc Kirschner
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Prof. Armita Nourmohammad
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7pm ET, Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

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Prof. Peko Hosoi
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Prof. Doug Weibel
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Dr. Gavin Crooks
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3pm ET, Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

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Prof. Venki Ramakrishnan
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Prof. Jean Carlson
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Prof. Hong Qian

9pm ET, Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

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Prof. Raissa D Souza
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Prof. Michael Elowitz

9pm ET, Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

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Prof. David Hu
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Prof. Kristi Montooth

3pm ET, Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

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Prof. Jie Xiao
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Prof. Herbie Levine
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Prof. Irene Giardina
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Prof. Andrea Cavagna

7pm ET, Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

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Prof. Ila Fiete
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Prof. Dan Rokhsar

7pm ET, Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

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Prof. Taekjip Ha
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Prof. Simon Sponberg

3pm ET, Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

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Prof. Mike Murrell
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Prof. Eleni Katifori

9pm ET, Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

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Dr. Richard Wiener
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Prof. Jenny Ross

9pm ET, Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

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Prof. Erez Lieberman Aiden
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Prof. Tom Kuhlman

3pm ET, Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

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Prof. Hana El Samad
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Dr. Dan Choi

7pm ET, Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

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Prof. Dave Weitz
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Prof. Erin Goley

7pm ET, Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

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Prof. Chris Jarzynski
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Prof. Arvind Murugan

7pm ET, Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

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Prof. Ziad Ganim
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Prof. David Nelson

3pm ET, Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

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Prof. Sarah Veatch
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Prof. Dave Thirumalai

9pm ET, Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

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Prof. Eve Marder
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Dr. David Liao

9pm ET, Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

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Prof. Sabetta Matsumoto
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Prof. Gant Luxton

3pm ET, Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

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Prof. Mike Rust
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Dr. Suraj Shankar

7pm ET, Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

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Prof. Rachael Mansbach
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Prof. Jim Sethna