- Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton University
Ph.D., Rutgers University
B.S., California Institute of Technology
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Assistant Professor, Physics, CAS
Pankaj Mehta was an Institute Junior Faculty Fellow from fall 2013 to spring 2o16. He is an assistant professor in the Physics Department at BU and is a theoretical physicist interested in problems at the interface of physics and biology. He holds a BS in Mathematics from Caltech and a PhD in Physics from Rutgers University. Before joining BU, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Ned Wingreen in the Biophysics Theory Group at Princeton University. His research aims to provide an understanding of how complex behaviors observed within single cells and cellular populations arise from the interaction of many individual molecular elements and how these interactions allow cells to perform sophisticated computations in response to environmental cues.