Eli Weinstein

Hertz Fellow: Eli Weinstein

Harvard University

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

2016 - present

Eli Weinstein is pursuing his PhD in biophysics at Harvard University. His broad interest is in developing new theoretical tools for detecting and characterizing structured variation in biological systems. His current research is focused on building search algorithms for finding proteins whose parts can be rearranged to do something different.

As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Eli conducted research under the guidance of Hertz Fellow Adam E. Cohen, developing computational tools to interpret high-throughput neuronal electrophysiology measurements. His methods led to novel insights into an induced pluripotent stem cell model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Outside of his scientific research, Eli also maintains an interest in the history of science. Eli is from South Pasadena, California.