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.



June 30, 2019
Well done to Ethan on his new paper on phenotypic variability in finite populations together with Jane Kondev.


June 27, 2019
Best of luck to Felix W. on starting a postdoc at the Collins lab at MIT! (and congrats on having his recent paper featured on the cover of the Biophysical Journal).


May 10, 2019
Celebratory lunch at Toscano

Lots of congratulations are in order!

Felix W. and Po-Yi successfully defended their Ph.D. theses - Felix on the mechanics of bacterial cell shape and Po-Yi on models of microbial cell cycles. 

Felix B. received an award from the quantitative-biology initiative. 

Paul passed his qualification exam with flying colors.

Well done to Yipei on having her paper on evolution accepted to Science Advances, and to Felix W. for having his paper on bacterial lysis accepted to the Biophysical Journal.