I am an assistant professor at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science at Brandeis University with Jordan Pollack, and postdoctoral fellowship in the Computational Biology Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School with Katie Bentley.

Research: computational methods in the study of biological and physical processes
Context: scientific computing, artificial life, and computational/theoretical biology
Tools: machine learning, functional programming, image analysis, and simulation


Come to my ImageJ tutorial and talk at ImageXD, Seattle, WA on March 29 and 30.

I'll be giving the talk "Functional Scientific Programming: Bringing Images to Life" at BosLab in Cambridge, MA on March 16 (https://www.meetup.com/BosLab/events/238036604/).

"Asymmetric division coordinates collective cell migration in angiogenesis" was accepted at Nature Cell Biology! New ideas about mechanisms driving collective cell behavior in angiogenesis.

"Configurable NOR Gate Arrays from Belousov-Zhabotinsky Micro-droplets" was accepted at EPJ:ST! Chemical computation from theory (Heymann et al., 2010) to experimental realization (Wang et al., 2016).

Selected publications:

Asymmetric division coordinates collective cell migration in angiogenesis
Costa G.*, K. Harrington*, H. Lovegrove*, D. Page, S. Chakravartula, K. Bentley, S. Herbert - * Joint primary authors (2016)

Configurable NOR Gate Arrays from Belousov-Zhabotinsky Micro-droplets
Wang, A. L., J. M. Gold, N. Tompkins, M. Heymann, K. I. Harrington, and S. Fraden (2016) pdf

A Circuit Basis for Morphogenesis
Harrington, K. I. S. (2016) pdf

Gene Regulatory Network Evolution Through Augmenting Topologies
Cussat-Blanc, S., K. Harrington, and J. Pollack (2015) pdf

Coevolution in Hide and Seek: Camouflage and Vision
Harrington, K., J. Freeman, and J. Pollack (2014) pdf

Eco-evolutionary dynamics of complex social strategies in microbial communities
Harrington, K., and Sanchez, A. (2014) pdf