At the intersection of soft matter physics, biology and physical chemistry, we study physical mechanisms underlying biological processes at the nanoscale. We collaborate with experimental colleagues who work with a range of systems, from live cells to in vitro and synthetic settings.

We use methods of soft matter and statistical physics, which are powerful in traversing scales and investigating collective phenomena. Currently we are focused on investigating how biological nano-machinery reshapes, cuts, and divides cell membranes, how protein assemblies form and dissolve far from thermodynamic equilibrium, and how pathological aggregates nucleate and spread in the context of neurodegenerative diseases.