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

December 2, 2021
Congratulations to Prathitha on his new paper on distinguishing modes of single-cell growth from single-cell data (formerly called "To bin or not to bin"), now out in eLife and to Ethan Levien, Jiseon Min and our collaborator Jane Kondev for our review on phenotypic variability now out in Reports of Progress in Physics.

New papers

August 29, 2021
Well done to Yipei on her new paper on the effects of clonal
interference on evolutionary dynamics, and to Ahmad on his new
paper on flow in porous media in collaboration with the Weitz lab.
August 9, 2021
Well done to Luyi on passing her quals with flying colors, and for her new paper on buckling of shells (and bacteria) in collaboration with Prof. John Hutchinson.