I work on the physics of cell biology, trying to understand how cells
can respond to signals, crawl through complex environments, and work
together to move and measure signals. I am also interested in the dynamics of subcellular processes like the cell membrane's motion and intracellular transport. These problems link the physics of soft, fluctuating materials to biological questions like how a white blood cell can find a wound. My group uses a wide range of computational and analytical methods to model organelles, cells, and tissues, ranging from stochastic hydrodynamics to phase field and reaction-diffusion modeling.
I received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from the
University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006. I then did graduate work in
Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was
supported by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, receiving my PhD in
2012. My postdoctoral research was at the University of California,
San Diego from 2012 until 2017.
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