Nicholas | Frankel


Postdoctoral Fellow


2015 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology
Yale University

B.S., Bioengineering
Rice University

Research Interests

Cell to cell variability in signaling pathway behavior. Native and engineered control of T cell proliferation.

Fellowships and Awards

2016 F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Health
2015 John Spangler Nicholas Dissertation Prize, Yale University
2009 Honorable Mention, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation


Frankel, N.W., Lim, W.A. Building a Stable Relationship: Ensuring Homeostasis among Cell Types within a Tissue. Cell (2018). 172, 638-640

Waite, A.J., Frankel, N.W., Emonet, T. Behavioral Variability and Phenotypic Diversity in Bacterial Chemotaxis. Annual Review of Biophysics (2018). Vol. 47. doi:10.1146/annurev-biophys-062215-010954

Waite, A.J.*, Frankel, N.W.*, Dufour, Y.S.*, Johnston, J.F., Long, J., Emonet, T. Non-genetic diversity modulates population performance. Molecular Systems Biology (2016) 12, 895. *Contributed equally.

Dufour, Y.S., Gillet, S., Frankel, N.W., Weibel, D.B., Emonet, T. Direct correlation between motile behavior and protein abundance in single cells. PLoS Computational Biology (2016).

Frankel, N.W., Pontius, W.; Dufour, Y.S.; Long, J.; Hernandez-Nunez, L.; Emonet, T.; Adaptability of non-genetic diversity in bacterial chemotaxis. eLife (2015)

Schweller, R.M.; Constantinou, P.E.; Frankel, N.W.; Narayan, P.; Diehl, M.R. Design of DNA-conjugated polypeptide-based capture probes for the anchoring of proteins to DNA matrices. Bioconjugate Chemistry (2008) 19(12):2304-2307, pp. 2304-2307.