Cliff Brangwynne obtained a B.S. in Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2001, and his PhD in Applied Physics in 2007 from Harvard University. He was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, and was a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. Since 2011 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University. His primary research interests are in biological self-assembly, particularly intracellular organelles. Dr. Brangwynne is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award, a National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award, a Searle Scholar Award, a Sloan Research Fellow Award, and an HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar Award.
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