Affiliation: Dr. Herbert Levine is a Professor in the Bioengineering and Physics Departments at Rice University
TITLE OF TALK: Partial EMT phenotypes and their properties
Dr. Herbert Levine is a Professor in the Bioengineering and Physics Departments at Rice University. He is also co-director of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), a National Science Foundation Physics Frontier Center devoted to applying concepts and methods from physical science to complex biological and biomedical problems. He is also coordinator of an international research network of researchers in the Physics of Living Systems, under the auspices of the NSF Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) initiative. Dr. Levine did his undergraduate work at MIT, and received his PhD in Physics from Princeton Univ. in 1979. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard and a position on the research staff of the corporate research lab of Schlumberger inc., he was appointed in 1987 to the faculty at the University of California, San Diego. He rose to the ranks of distinguished professor before leaving in 2012 to accept his new post at Rice. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current research focuses mostly on cancer metastasis, studying the problem with a combination of techniques from systems biology, and cellular biophysics.