Greg J Stephens



  Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

BSc (Physics, Ohio Univeristy) MSc (Physics, Syracuse University) PhD (Physics, University of Maryland)



Research Career

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Physics Theory Unit, OIST (2012-Present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2012-Present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and Department of Physics, Princeton University (2005-2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Theory and Physics Divisions, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Selected Publications

A Gomez-Marin, N Partoune, GJ Stephens & M Louis, Open source software to track and analyze orientation behavior in Drosophila larvae. (Accepted, PLoS One, 2012).

GJ Stephens, M Bueno de Mesquita, WS Ryu & W Bialek, The emergence of long timescales and stereotyped behavior in C. elegans. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA) 108, 7286-7289 (2011); [q–bio.NC].

A Gomez-Marin, GJ Stephens & M Louis, Active sampling and decision making in Drosophila chemotaxis. Nat Comm 2, 441 (2011).

GJ Stephens, LS Silbert & U Hasson, Speaker-listener neuronal coupling underlies successful communication. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA) 107,14425–14430 (2010); See also Faculty of 1000 evaluation: C McGettigan & S Scott: 2010.

GJ Stephens & W Bialek, Statistical mechanics of letters in words. Phys Rev E 81, 066119 (2010);[q-Bio].

GJ Stephens, B Johnson–Kerner, W Bialek & WS Ryu, Dimensionality and dynamics in the behavior of C. elegans. PLoS Comp Bio 4, e1000028 (2008); arXiv:0705.1548 [q–bio.OT] ; See also Faculty of 1000 evaluations: I Couzin: 2009., L Maler: 2008.