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.


New papers out

June 18, 2020


Congratulations to Po-Yi on his cover article in the Biophysical Journal on cyanobacteria and the coupling of cell cycle and circadian clocks (with Bruno Martins), to Felix B.'s on his paper on the budding yeast cell cycle out in PNAS (with Andrew Murray), and to Jie's paper on trait evolution out in Genetics (with Michael Manhart).

Congrats, Yipei!

June 4, 2020
Congratulations to Yipei for receiving an NSF-Simons QBio Fellowship, as well as on her new paper on random matrix theory and the stability of gene regulatory networks!

New papers

May 20, 2020
Congratulations to Jie for our joint paper with Michael Manhart (ETH) on the evolution of traits in serial-dilution experiments accepted to Genetics, and to Po-Yi on our joint paper with Bruno Martins (Cambridge) on the coupling of circadian clocks and cell cycle progression accepted to the Biophysical Journal.