• 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.


Group updates

June 16, 2017
1. Felix W.'s paper on shape recovery of E. coli cells is accepted to Nature Microbiology - Congratulations Felix!

2. Four undergrads are joining the group for the summer - Adam and Nisarga from Harvard, Jiseon from Caltech and Kevin from MIT - welcome!


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 Makjut
Office: Pierce Hall 310
Phone: (617) 496-5167