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Irving Epstein’s research focuses on the study of pattern formation in space and time – e.g., oscillations, waves, and chaos – in chemically reacting systems. This research could provide insight into phenomena such as morphogenesis, nerve impulse propagation, dynamical diseases, and the origin of life. Epstein founded the STEM Posse, a cohort-based program that identifies, recruits, and mentors students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He recently received an HHMI Inclusive Excellence award to explore larger-scale student cohort models as well as faculty cohort structures aimed at creating a more inclusive environment.