Erzsébet Ravasz Regan
Erzsébet Ravasz Regan received her PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame, then completed a Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory where she became interested in a complex system’s approach to biological organization. Her love for endothelial cell biology was ignited in William Aird’s laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where she worked as a Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellow, then as Instructor of Medicine. Her research at BICMC led to the characterization of spontaneous dynamic endothelial heterogeneity in the microvasculature of multiple organs, as well as computational modeling of angiogenic pattern formation. Her work on hierarchical organization of the dynamical behavior of biological networks represents the cornerstone of her current research program. Erzsó is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Wooster, OH, where she teaches undergraduate students to think of biological complexity and the relevance of building predictive models of epithelial cells in general, and endothelial cells in particular. The central goals of her research at Wooster are to uncover the principles that govern the coordination between different cell responses at multiple scales of organization and build predictive models of this coordination in health and disease.