Kelsey Hallinen

Associate Research Scholar/CPBF Fellow

PhD in Biophysics 2019, University of Michigan


I received my Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Michigan. My research interests lie in collective, community level behavior of different biological systems. I aim to combine experimental approaches with theoretical models to try to understand the different rules governing a system. My previous work has focused on cooperation and competition in bacterial communities and population dynamics of these communities; at Princeton I hope to use similar approaches to study neural circuits of the model organism, C. elegans, and the dynamical behavior seen in them. I plan to use both experimental and theoretical approaches to link structure to function and understand the neural circuits.