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Steve was born in Montreal and went to McGill as an undergrad where he studied Chemistry. He later pursued his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at MIT under the direction of Prof. Robert J. Silbey. As a postdoc in Prof. Ken A. Dill's lab, Steve's research focus shifted to Biophysics and dynamical processes in particular. His lab now uses both theory and experiments to address fundamental questions relevant to Molecular Science.
On the theory side, his group develops, adapts and uses the tools of inference, statistical physics and stochastic processes, broadly defined, to understand living systems from single molecules to whole cells. A special emphasis is placed on interpreting spectroscopy and imaging data. On the experimental side, Steve's group investigates the role of hydrodynamics on bacterial interactions.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008