Cells are nanometer-scale problem solving machines. Our broad goal is to understand how components inside cells push, pull, bend and flow together, and how this helps cells perform tasks and exploit problem solving strategies. We use mathematical and computational modeling, in collaboration with experimentalists at UC Irvine and around the world.
We are a part of the Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Center for Complex Biological Systems, the NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate Research,and the Chemical and Materials Physics (ChaMP) program at University of California Irvine.
We’re always interested in hearing from keen students interested in modeling cell mechanics. Prospective grad students should look into our PhD program in Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology.