Anton Arkhipov, Ph.D.
Assistant Investigator (Allen Institute for Brain Science)
Education: During the first funding period, CPLC supported fully or partially 59 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students; 33 postdoctoral fellows from the CPLC labs and recent PhDs from the CPLC labs obtained tenure-track faculty positions.
CPLC PhD graduates who obtained tenure-track faculty positions (14 total): (1) H. Park, Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, (2014). (2) E. Villa, Chemistry, UC San Diego (2013). (3) I. Cisse, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013). (4) Y. Liu, Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2013). (5) E. Toprak, Systems Biology, U. Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas (2013). (6) M. Sotomayor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Ohio State U. (2012). (7) A. Arkhipov, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle (2012). (8) J. Gumbart, Physics, Georgia Tech (2012). (9) C. Kural, Physics, Ohio State U. (2012). (10) Y. Wang, Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012). (11) F. Khalili, Physics, U. Illinois at Chicago (2012). (12) R. Roy, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2012). (13) C. Joo, BioNanoScience, TU Delft, Netherlands (2011). (14) G. Scott, Chemistry, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2011).
Center Community building: The CPLC supports 22-24 students and postdocs at any given moment but all of the CPLC students and postdocs, about 100 total, are invited to CPLC events. Each semester, the Center has held a Graduate Student and Postdoc Symposium (10 so far). A weekly CPLC Seminar Series brings researchers of the world-wide biological physics community to the UIUC campus and is routinely attended by more than 50 people (87 seminars so far). The CPLC faculty participate in a weekly Quantitative Biology Lunch Meeting where they and other invited guest speakers present research (>90 so far). A “Meet the CPLC Faculty Series” was established for informal research and career mentoring sessions between individual CPLC faculty member and small groups of CPLC students and postdoctoral fellows (3 so far). A CPLC-postdoc-run meeting was established for weekly research presentations by UIUC researchers (19 so far) on the “Physics of Microbes”.