I graduated from the University of Oxford with a master's degree in Physics in 2017. During my master's I studied the mechanics of torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor in E. coli under the supervision of Dr. Richard Berry.
In the summer of 2017 I took part in BIOMOD, an international bio-nanotechnology competition. In Professor Andrew Turberfield's lab we devised RibOxSwitch, a cooperative riboswitch designed to enable tuneable control over protein translation. You can have a look at our work here. Among other tasks, I developed models of our RNA systems, and it was through this experience that I learned about the exciting work going on in Dr. Thomas Ouldridge's lab.
In October 2018 I joined Dr. Thomas Ouldridge's lab to study questions, and theoretical models, related to the production of biological polymers, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. Living systems necessarily operate far from thermodynamic equilibrium, and I am excited by the insights that statistical mechanics, information theory, and stochastic thermodynamics can offer to uncover the constraints under which biological molecules function.
When I am not working on these sort of things, I enjoy teaching, walking, carving wooden spoons, and playing bass in the Imperial College Big Band.
Please feel free to send me an email at: J dot Juritz one eight AT imperial dot ac dot uk ( replace words with numbers, and dot with . )