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 15, 2022
Congratulations to Deng and Ahmad on their new paper showing
surprising phase transitions in the evolution of flow networks!


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