David Borenstein

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I am finishing up my first year of graduate study in Princeton's Quantitative & Computational Biology program. I am interested in self-organization and the evolution of communication. Most recently, my research has taken a more practical turn, as I have been developing a system for studying the properties of microbial biofilms: unique, diverse assemblages of bacteria and other microbes. These little phalanxes tend to be much heartier than their planktonic cousins, and they often exhibit cooperative behavior.

I turned to math and biology via an unexpected job in genomics. Before that, I had been interested in philosophy and religion. I like Kierkegaard and gummi grapefruit candies.