Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mahadevan Group

Pierce Hall 307A, 29 Oxford St.

Cambridge, MA 02138


News: I accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I will officially join their Computer Science Department and the BioFrontiers Institute on January 2018. To learn more about the research in my new lab, and open positions, visit

I am a broadly trained applied physicist with a passion for soft living materials. My research is aimed at understanding how organisms buffer themselves against large environmental fluctuations and accommodate adaptation over a wide range of length and time scales. This includes protein assemblies that remain intact under varying external mechanical and chemical stimuli, beetles that navigate using volatile celestial cues, and honeybee clusters that change their morphology to both withstand mechanical stresses, and to regulate their bulk temperature.

Orit Peleg, PhD