Faculty Profile

Seppe Kuehn

Seppe Kuehn
Seppe Kuehn
Assistant Professor
331 Loomis Laboratory MC 704
1110 W. Green St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-7880

Primary Research Area

  • Biological Physics


Professor Kuehn completed a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at Cornell University studying on non-contact friction and magnetic resonance force microscopy. During his postdoctoral research Dr. Kuehn began work in biology at The Rockefeller University. There he pursued measurements of population dynamics in microbial communities and behavioral diversity in microbes.

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Research Statement

The Kuehn lab makes quantitative measurements of ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Our research is directed towards understanding the fundamental principles governing dynamics in complex biological systems at two levels of organization. First, we use model microbial ecosystems to study stability, adaptation and function of microbial communities. Second, we study the structure of the map between genotypes and phenotypes in model microbial systems to discover the rule of adaptive evolution.

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Research Honors

  • Scialog Fellow. Moore Foundation/Research Corporation. 2015-2017.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation. 2009-2012.
  • Tunis Wentink Award for outstanding Ph.D. thesis.  Cornell University.  2007