Yuriy Pichugin

107A Guyot hall

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

I am a theoretical biologist studying the evolution of emergent traits. My research focuses on the evolution of multicellularity and simple life cycles: why initially solitary cells formed collectives, why these cells adopted a division of labor, and how the loose cell collectives gained their own identity and became multicellular organisms.

Besides this primary topic, I also contributed to collaborative projects in eco-evolutionary dynamics, evolutionary game theory, and mathematical oncology (which also deals with evolution a lot).

Currently, I am a postdoc in the Tarnita lab at Princeton University.