Andrew Beel

Andrew Beel received an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford, where he studied the structure and condensation of the eukaryotic chromosome under the supervision of Roger Kornberg.  He started his independent research program in late 2022 after receiving an Early Independence Award from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health.  His group is broadly interested in mesoscale biological organization and the physical underpinnings thereof, with a current emphasis on the axial core of the metaphase chromosome.

The Beel lab is actively recruiting new members at all stages of training (students, postdocs, and technicians).  Interested parties are encouraged to apply (please direct inquiries to

Yonatan Winetraub

My interests span non-invasive imaging for early cancer diagnosis and space exploration.  I earned my PhD in Biophysics at Stanford University School of Medicine and am a Bio-X Bowes fellow focusing on utilizing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and machine learning to create virtual histology tools to image cancer non invasively at a single cell resolution, allowing physicians to skip biopsy. In 2021, I received an Early Independence Award from the Office of the Director at NIH.  Prior to my PhD at Stanford, I co-founded a non-profit organization that launched the first private interplanetary robotic mission to the Moon, crash landing on April 11, 2019.

We are recruiting exceptional people at all career stages (graduate students, postdoctoral). We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds in Engineering (electrical, optical or bio-engineering) or Biology (working with live tissue). We can also accept truly excellent undergraduate students.  Please contact me at