The Biophysical Modeling group focuses on the modeling and simulation of complex systems that arise in biology and soft condensed matter physics.
Areas of interest include the dynamics of complex and active materials, and aspects of collective behavior and self-assembly in both natural systems (e.g., inside the cell) and synthetic ones. Our approach is based on mathematical modeling and analysis, the development and application of software tools for large-scale biophysical simulation, and close collaboration with experimentalists.
Many subcellular structures contain large numbers of cytoskeletal filaments. Such assemblies underlie much of cell division, motility, signaling, metabolism, and…Current Opinion in Cell Biology
An important class of fluid-structure problems involve the dynamics of ordered arrays of immersed, flexible fibers. While specialized numerical methods…arXiv:1902.00049
Florencio Balboa Usabiaga joined the foundation in 2017 as a member of the Biophysical Modeling group. He is interested in the development of tools for fluctuating hydrodynamics and Brownian dynamics simulations. At the foundation, he works to extend these methods to explore relevant biophysical phenomena,…
Wen Yan joined the Simons Foundation in 2016 as part of CCB’s biophysical modeling group. His research focuses on the development and simulation of mathematical models pertaining to phenomena in biophysics and active materials and the development of simulations of suspensions of such active objects.