Meet Jané Kondev, PhD

Science for the Public

Jané Kondev, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics; and HHMI Professor, Brandeis University.

Professor Kondev’s March 18, 2014 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 that a better understanding of how the extremely long DNA molecule folds itself into cells might also affect our understanding of disease and cancer.