Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow
In the broadest terms, Jacopo is interested in understanding complex phenomena starting from simple rules and minimal assumptions. Jacopo's work focuses mainly on community ecology, where he aims to connect theoretical results with empirically observed patterns, in order to understand how the interplay between ecological interactions and stochasticity shapes biodiversity. He is also interested in genomics and cell physiology, where the emergence of scaling patterns across organisms and environmental conditions suggests the existence of underlying general principles. Finally, he studies the connection between stress response and recovery and aging, using C. elegans as a model organism. Jacopo enjoys both conceptual and theoretical problems, as well as data driven projects and collaborates with people with a diversity of backgrounds, from mathematics to experimental biology.
Jacopo earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Milan and a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Padova. He comes to SFI from the department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago where he was a Postdoctoral Scholar.