Short CV

 


Current Position

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Oxford MS



Education

  1. University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Ph.D., Biophysics, April 2006

    Dissertation: Distilling Information from Noisy Data: Examples from Microscopy

    Advisor: John W. Sedat; Committee: David Agard and Ron Vale


    Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

    B.A., Natural Sciences, High Honors (External Examination Program), May 1995

    Thesis: Cellular Rhythms of a Drosophila Clock Protein

    Major: Chemistry; minors: Biology, Physics


Research Interests

    Current:  evolution of symbiosis, synthetic ecology, experimental evolution, genomics & metabolism,

                   waste conversion and valorization, and food microbiology

        Prior:  image processing, biophotonics and microscopy, fluctuations analysis, computational chemistry



Fellowships & Awards

  1. Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Research Fund, Postdoctoral Fellowship (2007–2010)

  2. Harvey Fellows, Mustard Seed Foundation, Predoctoral Fellowship (2001–2004)

  3. American Heart Association, Western States Affiliates, Predoctoral Fellowship (1999–2001)

  4. American Chemical Society award in Analytical Chemistry, Swarthmore College (1994)

  5. Charles A. Collins Scholar, Swarthmore College (1993–1995)



Experience

  1. Participant, Commercializing Science Course

  2. Harvard Business School, Boston, MA (Fall 2013)

  3. Course Director: Vicki Sato


  1. Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate, Andrew Murray’s Lab

  2. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2006-2013)

  3. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology & FAS Center for Systems Biology

  4. Experimental Evolution of Symbiosis & Chlamydomonas Genomics


  1. Graduate Student, John Sedat’s Lab

  2. University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (2003-2006)

  3. Graduate Group in Biophysics & Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

  4. A New Image Deconvolution Algorithm for Microscopy and Astronomy (Dissertation, part 2)


  1. Graduate Student, Alan Verkman’s Lab

  2. University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (1997-2003)

  3. Graduate Group in Biophysics & Departments of Medicine and Physiology

  4. Towards Quantitative Measurements of Macromolecular Interactions in Living Cells (Dissertation, part 1)


  1. Visiting Fellow, Sudipta Maiti’s Lab

  2. Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (Summer 2001)

  3. Laboratory for Biophotonics, Department of Chemical Sciences

  4. Hosts: Sudipta Maiti and N. Periasamy (Funding: Fogarty International Grant)

  5. Theoretical Assessment and Implementation of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)


  1. Participant, Physiology Course

  2. Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA (Summer 1999)

  3. Course Directors: David Garbers (UT Southwestern) and Randall Reed (Johns Hopkins)

  4. The Physiological Basis for Cell Signaling


  1. Staff Research Associate, Andy McCammon’s Group

  2. University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA (1995-1997)

  3. Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Department of Pharmacology, & San Diego Supercomputer Center

  4. Computational Studies of Biomolecular Properties


  1. Honors Chemistry Thesis Student, Kathy Siwicki’s Lab

  2. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (1994-1995)

  3. Laboratory of Neurobiology (Sponsor: Judy Voet, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

  4. Cellular Rhythms of a Drosophila Clock Protein (Thesis)



Professional Societies

American Society for Microbiology

The Genetics Society of America

International Society for Microbial Ecology

International Symbiosis Society

The Optical Society of America

The Phycological Society of America



Publications


Erik F. Y. Hom