Sr. Research Scientist
Jaline Gerardin has a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco, along with a Bachelor’s degree (A.B.) in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University. She is also an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. As a doctoral candidate, Jaline researched how cells use signaling circuits to distinguish between long and short stimuli. By searching a large library of potential circuit designs, Jaline identified five families of architectures that can effectively measure the duration of a stimulus. Her research explained how small circuits can be designed to filter noisy input, decode information stored in dynamical profiles, and coordinate a series of events in time. Jaline has published papers on a wide variety of topics in such journals as Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Chemical Physics, and Physics Letters. As part of the research team at IDM, Jaline studies how antimalarial drugs can be deployed to reduce malaria transmission. Building on IDM’s sophisticated malaria model, her work investigates the best campaign strategies for effective interventions with drugs in the context of other tools for malaria control and elimination.