Our goal is to understand fundamental physical principles that bridge the atomic, molecular, and cellular scales. We focus on three systems: 1. the eukaryotic cytoskeleton, in particular cilia and flagella, 2. unique biophysical mechanisms of pathogenic parasites, and 3. simple neuronal circuits.
(top left) Chlamydomonas cell with two cilia, (top right) three trypanosome cells with flagella bound to their cell bodies, (bottom) SH-SY5Y neuronal cells.
We are an interdisciplinary research group. We use techniques and models from physics, biophysics, optics, bioengineering, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. We are always on the lookout for postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates with these backgrounds and interests. If you are interested in joining, contact us!