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Jane Kondev’s research in the physical biology of the cell focuses on three distinct areas: regulation of gene expression, structure of chromosomes and their function, and dynamics of the cytoskeleton. He employs a combination of theory and experimentation on single molecules and single cells. Kondev established the Quantitative Biology Research Community (QBReC) that consists of undergraduate researchers who, while majoring in different fields of science, conduct collaborative research on specific biological problems and function as a single interdisciplinary research group. The QBReC program includes a freshman year lab and lecture course, which introduces students to science in an integrated fashion, combining physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, and collaborative research and mentorship opportunities.