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Our research focuses on a variety of problems in biophysics, soft condensed matter and the interface between the two fields. We use theoretical and computational techniques from a variety of areas in soft matter and statistical mechanics including polymer physics, elasticity and anomalous transport.
Within biophysics, our primary research area is Biological Transport. We focus on understanding how transport occurs in biological systems across different levels of organization and scale - ranging from macromolecules and vesicles being transported within the cell and across membranes to cells to communities of cells and higher animals across geographical scales.
In addition, we are involved in a number of other projects including cytoskeletal network dynamics, biopolymer aggregates, chemotaxis, drug design, wrinkling/crumpling of elastic sheets, transport in disordered and/or confined geometries and fluctuation induced forces.
Work on the mechanism of FtsZ ring force generation is published in PNAS
Amanda Miguel is going to Stanford Bioengineering for grad school! Congrats Amanda!
We win an NSF-Advancing Theory in Biology grant Igor obtains his Ph.D!