Dr. Jian Wei Tay

Physicist, Imaging Scientist, Aspiring Computational Biologist

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.

Grace Hopper
Rear Admiral, US Navy
Computer Science Pioneer


I’m Jian, a physicist and aspiring computational biologist. I use optical microscopy and advanced computational tools to study how cells behave at the cellular and sub-cellular regimes. I am looking at ways to leverage new technologies, such as machine learning, to radically change the way we approach imaging and data, thereby enabling new breakthroughs in biology. My most recent projects involve studying cellular responses to UV damage, as well as developing methods to analyze datasets from high-throughput imaging experiments.

I am currently looking for opportunities to expand on and collaborate with my work.

This site is my personal portfolio. Here you can find out more about me, my projects, my publications, the courses I teach, and slides from previous presentations.