About us

Our research centers on the theory of complex systems and biophysics, applied to a broad spectrum of problems, mainly in the context of the physics of living systems. Our research is often done in collaboration with experimental groups. Key themes of our lab include mathematical modeling of cell growth and mechanics, both at the single-cell level and the population level, stochastic processes, disordered systems, and coarse-grained modeling of complex processes. 


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



May 21, 2022
Well done to Luyi on her new paper on the mechanics of helical cells
in collaboration with the Gerland group!
Congratulations to Jiseon for her paper being selected to the JSTAT
Scientific Directors Highlights collection!

Congratulations Dr. Dieterle!

April 12, 2022

Well done to Paul for successfully defending his Ph.D., beautifully presenting his work on diffusive relays!

Paul Defense


March 22, 2022

Well done to Luyi and Deng for their nice presentations at the March meeting in Chicago! 

Our paper with the Mannik group on the coupling of DNA replication and cell division in E. coli is out in Cell Reports. 

New paper with Charles Baroud on DNA repair in yeast.