Biological and Soft Matter Physics
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.
- 11/20 We artificially evolved membrane-reshaping structures, now out in Phys Rev Lett.
- 11/20 How collagen got its stripes? Anne’s paper is on the cover of Biophys J.!
- 10/20 Billie joined our lab as a PhD student
- 09/20 Our collaboration on ESCRT-driven membrane reshaping is now out in Cell.
- 08/20 We developed a minimal model for archaeal cell division, now published in Science.
- 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!