Biological and Soft Matter Physics

See our research!

We model biological machinery in healthy and diseased states using approaches from soft matter physics and statistical mechanics. We sit in physics and biology departments, and work closely with experimental colleagues. Our current interests include cell reshaping and cutting by active filaments, protein assembly under chemical and mechanical gradients, and pathological amyloid aggregation.

Here are the lab’s latest updates:

  • 06/20 Kevin and Miguel joined our group as PhD students
  • 05/20 Our simulations on the cover of Nature Chemistry
  • 02/20 Alex’s paper is out in Physical Review letters
  • 01/20 Sharon, Ivan, and Christian joined our group!
  • 11/19 New publication in BMC Biology
  • 08/19 We’re collaborators on the newly awarded VW “Life?” grant to study evolution of vesicle trafficking
  • 06/19 Review on our taste in simulations is out