The Physics of Life: From Single Molecules to Population Dynamics

We develop and apply experimental, theoretical and computational tools to understand fundamental aspects of the behavior of living systems, ranging from molecular to organ scales in health and diseases. Ongoing studies probe the energetics and dynamics of large-scale biological assemblies, physical genetics, mechanical properties of cellular assemblies and biomaterials, cancer metastasis and immune system dynamics, cardiac nonlinear dynamics, and synaptic connectivity and brain function. Synergy between experimental and theoretical efforts is fostered by a range of activities and programs, including weekly biological physics seminars, as well as activities hosted by the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems (CIRCS)