PhD Program: QCB, 2014
Expected date of PhD completion: 2020
Previous degree(s) and institutions:
BS, Physics, Yale University, 2013
MA, Quantitative and Computational Biology, Princeton University, 2016
Profile: Sagar Setru is a fourth year PhD student in the QCB program. He did his BS in Physics at Yale University, and now uses force and fluorescence microscopy alongside various biochemical techniques to study how the mitotic spindle establishes its structure and applies forces on chromosomes.
I am interested in how life emerges from the self-organization of molecules, and to that end, enjoy simulating and building in vitro reconstitutions of biological systems. Currently, I use fluorescence microscopy alongside various biochemical techniques to study how microtubules in the mitotic spindle find and move chromosomes during eukaryotic cell division.