Benjamin Weiner

Fellow, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University

PhD in Physics, 2021



I am working with Ned Wingreen and am in the 5th year of the Physics PhD program. I use the tools of theoretical physics to understand biological self-organization. I am particularly interested in the causes and consequences of spatial structure across many scales, from the compartmentalization of biomolecules inside eukaryotic cells to the diversity of microbial communities competing for resources. In order to answer such interdisciplinary questions, my research integrates ideas from statistical physics, ecology, and the biology of metabolism.