Kevin Keomanee-Dizon

Kevin joined Princeton University in Fall 2021 as a Dicke Fellow in Experimental Physics. He is also a Fellow of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where he was advised by Scott E. Fraser. His graduate research involved the development of several microscope technologies: light sheet, multiphoton, super-resolution, hyperspectral, and light field. These imaging technologies have a broad range of applications that span many levels of organization, from microbiology to cancer, and from the dynamics of single molecules to whole-brain neural activity in behaving animals.

At Princeton, Kevin continues to develop new optical tools, with an eye toward using these tools to study the basic physical principles that govern living systems, particularly gene regulation: a universal feature of all living things. He would like to understand how remarkably precise patterns in the early embryo arise from spatially complex, rapidly evolving molecular events, as well as how fluctuations and long-range DNA interactions place physical limits on information flow and reliable cellular decision-making.