Biological and Soft Matter Physics

See our research!

We model biological machinery in healthy and diseased states, using computational methods from soft matter physics and statistical mechanics. Currently we are focused on cell reshaping and cutting by active filaments, protein assembly under chemical and mechanical gradients, and pathological amyloid aggregation. We sit in physics and biology departments, and work closely with experimental colleagues.

Here are the lab’s latest updates:

  • 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
  • 03/19 Lena’s paper is on bioRxiv
  • 02/19 Alex’s paper is on bioRxiv