• Straightening E. coli

    Welcome to the Amir Group.

  • Measuring the size of bacteria

    We use mathematical and physical modeling

    to elucidate a diverse set of phenomena, from regulatory processes of bacteria to aging behavior in materials science.

  • Explore our research.

    Key themes in our lab are disordered systems and stochastic processes, and the interface of physics and biology.

About us

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. 

Check out our Research page to learn more about our current projects.



October 7, 2018
- New paper on flagella length control now on biorxiv [link]. Thanks
to Thomas, Lishi and Jane for a fun collaboration!

- Congratulations on Po-Yi for receiving an award from the Aramont
Fund for Emerging Science Research.


September 17, 2018
Jie's paper on homeostasis of protein levels in growing cells
accepted to Nature Communications - congratulations Jie!


September 5, 2018
Congratulations to Po-Yi and Felix Wong for receiving a student award from Harvard's new Quantitative Biology initiative, and to Ariel for receiving the NSF CAREER award! 


Ariel Amir
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Office: Pierce 321

Email: arielamir@seas.harvard.edu
Tel: (617) 495-5818
Fax: (617) 495-9837

Assistant: Melissa Majkut
Office: Pierce Hall 310
Phone: (617) 496-5167