Dr David S. Tourigny


  • 2017-date: Visiting scientist. MRC LMB
  • 2014-date: Postdoctoral researcher. DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2014-date: Research Fellow. Peterhouse, Cambridge
  • 2011-2014: PhD. Trinity College, Univeristy of Cambridge and MRC LMB


I study nonlinear dynamical systems describing complex networks exhibiting temporal periodicity. Examples include circadian rhythms, neural networks and other oscillatory biological processes. Previously I worked in a field known as structural biology.  

Selected publications


  • "Networks of planar Hamiltonian systems", (2017) Commun. Nonlinear. Sci. Numer. Simulat. 53, 263  [arXiv:1701.03149]
  • "Deformed Hamiltonian vector fields and Lagrangian fibrations", (2017) J. Geometry Phys. 121, 186 [arxiv:1512.04880]
  • "Two-component feedback loops and deformed mechanics", (2015) Phys. Lett. A379, 342 [arxiv:1409.6939]
  • "Geometric phase shifts in biological oscillators", (2014) J. Theor. Biol. 355, 239 [arxiv:1310.4441]


  • "Elongation factor G bound to the ribosome in an intermediate state of translocation", (2013) Science 340, 1235490 here
  • "Crystal structure of a bioactive pactamycin analogue bound to the 30S ribosomal subunit", (2013) J. Mol. Biol. 425, 2907 here