New work sheds light on the structure of the cell cycle in bacteria and budding yeast
Our research centers on the theory of complex systems and biophysics, applied to a broad spectrum of problems. This includes the physics of living systems and materials science, and our research is often done in collaboration with experimental groups. Key themes of our lab include stochastic processes, disordered systems, and coarse-grained modeling of complex processes.
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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Office: Pierce 321
Tel: (617) 495-5818
Fax: (617) 495-9837
Assistant: Jessa S. Piaia
Office: Pierce Hall 310
Phone: (617) 496-9676
Areas of Interest
- Biophysics of Bacterial Growth
- Mechanics of bacterial cell walls; regulation of bacterial growth; cell cycle control in microorganisms, focusing on bacteria and budding yeast.
- Structural Coloration
- Disorder effects and multilayer interference phenomena in nature.
- Theory of Glasses
- Aging and slow relaxations; out-of-equilibrium systems; dynamics and noise