Jeffrey Drocco

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-179
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925 423 7655
fax: 925 423 6435



Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2012

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011

M.A., Princeton University, 2010

B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2004


I am interested in the application of quantitative methods to the study of complex phenomena in living systems, including morphogenesis, cell signaling, and cell differentiation.


L.M. Westrate, J.A. Drocco, K.R. Martin, W.S. Hlavacek, and J.P. MacKeigan, Mitochondrial morphological features are associated with fission and fusion events, PLoS One, March 2014, in press.

J.A. Drocco, C.J.O. Reichhardt, C. Reichhardt, Static and dynamic phases for magnetic vortex matter with attractive and repulsive interactions, Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, August 2013, Vol. 25, No. 34, 345703.

J.A. Drocco, E.F. Wieschaus, and D.W. Tank, The synthesis-diffusion-degradation model explains Bicoid gradient formation in unfertilized eggs, Physical Biology, October 2012, Vol. 9, No. 5, 055004.

J.A. Drocco, C.J.O. Reichhardt, C. Reichhardt, Bidirectional sorting of flocking particles in the presence of asymmetric barriers, Physical Review E, May 2012, Vol. 85, No. 5-2, 056102.

J.A. Drocco, O. Grimm, D.W. Tank, and E.F. Wieschaus, Measurement and Perturbation of Morphogen Lifetime: Effects on Gradient Shape, Biophysical Journal, October 2011, Vol. 101, No. 8, pp. 1807-1815.