Inspired by the recent realization of a two-dimensional (2-D) chiral fluid as an active monolayer droplet moving atop a 3-D…Journal of Fluid Mechanics
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.
Independently paced Ca2+ oscillations in progenitor and differentiated cells in an ex vivo epithelial organ
Cytosolic Ca2+ is a highly dynamic, tightly regulated and broadly conserved cellular signal. Ca2+ dynamics have been studied widely in…Journal of Cell Science
Mixtures of filaments and molecular motors form active materials with diverse dynamical behaviors that vary based on their constituents’ molecular…Physics Review X
This is a numerical computation package for various single- and double-layer kernels for Laplace and Stokes operators in boundary integral methods, implemented on top of the highly-optimized kernel independent fast-multipole method package PVFMM.
This is the simulation tool for tracking assemblies of microtubules driven by motor proteins.