Meet Jane Kondev, PhD

Science for the Public

This is a brief bio clip of Jané Kondev, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics; and HHMI Professor, Brandeis University.

Professor Kondev’s 3/18/14 presentation Leaving It Up to Chance: How Cells Make Decisions describes the discovery that cell decisions appear to be random. He explains the implications of that randomness for numerous areas of research, including medical research.

Dr. Kondev’s October 14, 2014 lecture How DNA Is Folded in Cells and Why It Matters explains how an understanding of how the extremely only DNA molecule itself into cells might affect our understanding of disease and cancer.