John Vastola John got his BS in Mathematics and BS in Physics from the University of Central Florida, where he was a Ronald E McNair Scholar. He then joined Prof. Holmes lab at Vanderbilt University to pursue his graduate studies in Physics, focusing on Quantitative Biology, specifically stochastic gene regulation using non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. He joins the lab as a postdoc to work on questions of causal inference as part of our NIH U19 Causality in Motion grant.