Sima Setayeshgar received her Ph.D. in 1998 from the Physics Department at the California Institute of Technology. She was a Princeton University Council on Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow before joining the Physics Department faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington. Sima’s research focus is in theoretical and computational biological physics. Her work spans areas from pattern formation in nonequilibrium systems at the macroscopic scale to physical principles governing biochemical signaling networks at the microscopic scale. Her research is funded by the NSF, most recently as a recipient of a Faculty Early Career Award in 2007.
New analyses suggest strategies by which biological sensors may be able to measure changes in concentrations of chemical signaling molecules more accurately, but does this reflect what actually happens in nature?