Sidhartha Goyal got his PhD in Physics at Princeton in 2009 and then moved to  KITP, UC Santa Barbara for a postdoc. He got his first degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.  Since 2014, he is an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at University of Toronto’s downtown (St. George) campus. For more details, see CV as pdf.



Ue-Yu Pen is working on prophage ecology in the background of bacteria-phage competition.


Madeleine Bonsma received her Bachelor of madeleine bonsmaScience in honours co-operative physics with a minor in biology from the University of Waterloo in 2014. She hails from the small town of Wellandport, Ontario. Madeleine enjoys trees, stars, ice cream, bicycles, running, reading, hiking, knitting, and playing the piano. She is working on statistical tracking of spacers dynamics at active CRISPR loci.


Sophie McGibbon-Gardner is developing methods to understand the clonal structure of large evolving populations.

Chris Nunn is working on experimental aspects of understand mitochondrial aging using yeast as a model system.


marat mufteevMarat Mufteev received his bachelor degree from physics department at UofT. However, he finished his first year at Moscow State University. His hobbies are mainly from different types of sports. He wrote his MSc thesis on physical and mathematical models of cellular reprogramming and differentiation. He is not a PhD student in Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.

Dominique Soutiere developed a model for bacteria-phage co-evolutionary dynamics.

Christian Farfan developed theoretical tools to understand multilevel selection.


Tom Chou: blood repopulation kinetics

Boris Shraiman: mitochondrial aging

Karen Maxwell: prophage dynamics

Peter Zandstra: cellular reprogramming