I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Genomic Biology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, working with Phil Newmark. I work at the interface between statistical physics, developmental biology, and bioengineering. I use quantitative single-molecule resolved fluorescence imaging (“deep imaging”), functional genomics (“deep sequencing”), and statistical modeling to study developmental and behavioral heterogeneity/plasticity in flatworms, planarian Schmidtea mediterranea and human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. During my Ph.D., I worked in the area of soft matter and complex fluids, using single-molecule fluorescence imaging and tracking to study molecular transport in complex fluids. I received my M.S. and B.S. degrees in polymer engineering, developing tools for micro-fabrication and self-assembly.