Talk at Harvard University Applied Mathematics on frustration in migrating cell clusters (Nov 2018)
Katie's paper on frustration in migrating cell clusters published in Science Advances! [news story]
Review paper on the physics of Cell Cluster Migration published in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
Paper with Al Mosleh and Santangelo on Growth of Form in thin elastic structures published in Soft Matter
CCBM Supplementary grant awarded!
Paper with Xu group on viscosity effects on cargo run length on bioRxiv
Aspen Public Radio interview
Started as Chair of Physics Department (July 1 2018)
Aspen Center for Physics Colloquium and Telluride talk (June/July 2018)
Invited talk at APS March Meeting 2018 on Intracellular Road Networks
Talk at Georgetown University on Geometric incompatibility and function in biopolymers
NSF CREST Center Directors meeting in Washington (Feb 2018)
Katie Copenhagen is off to a postdoc at Princeton University with Shaevitz group! Good luck, Katie!
Paper on Plasmon actuated nano-assembled microshells with Ghosh group appears in Scientific Reports.
Katie Copenhagen defends her thesis! Congrats Dr. Copenhagen! (August 2017)
David Ando's paper on cooperativity in the Yeast NPC appears in PloS ONE!
Bryan Maelfeyt passes his quals and advances to candidacy! Congrats Bryan!
Our paper on optimizing stem cell differentiation with the McCloskey group appears in PLoS One.
Katie Copenhagen is awarded a Dean's Distinguished Fellowship for Spring 2017! Congrats Katie!
Our paper on " Biopolymers on Curved Surfaces" appears in Biophysical Journal (Oct. 2016)
NSF Grant on "Modeling Transport in Complex Intracellular Environments" is funded!
Katie and David Q's paper on self-organization in behaviorally heterogeneous swarms appears in Scientific Reports.
Our Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) is funded by NSF for 5 years and $5 million! AG and Victor Munoz (BioE) will serve as co-directors.[Merced Sun Star story] [UCM story]
2 papers in collaboration with Jing Xu's group accepted in Biophysical Journal (May 2016)
Katie Copenhagen's paper on active matter clusters at interfaces appears in Frontiers in Materials (February 2016)
Katie Copenhagen is selected for a talk at Dynamics Days 2016. Congrats Katie!
David Ando's paper on cytoskeletal network morphology regulating intracellular transport is on the cover of Biophysical Journal (Oct. 2015) [free to access]
David Ando starts as a postdoc at Berkeley Lab! Congrats and good luck David! (October 2015)
David Ando defends his thesis! (July 2015)
NSF grant on "Infant Vocalizations as Foraging" is funded (July 2015)
Aspen TV interview on "The Physics of Flocking and Swarming" (June 2015)
Kids Science Barbecue on "Flocking and Swarming"
At the "Physics and Mathematics of Viruses" workshop at Aspen Center for Physics (June 2015)
David Quint's paper on topologically induced swarming phase transitions appears in Physical Biology (June 2015)
David Ando's paper on cooperative proto-filament switching in multiple-kinesin transport appears in Scientific Reports (December 2014)
Our paper on optimal cooperative foraging appears in the Journal of Theoretical Biology (August 2014)
Ajay Gopinathan has been named a Scialog Fellow by the Research Corporation and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (July 2014)
Our paper on the copolymer brush structure and function of the nuclear pore appears in Biophysical Journal (May 2014)
David Quint accepts a postdoctoral position offer from Stanford University and the Carnegie Institute (April 2014)
David Ando wins a Graduate Dean's Dissertation Year Award (April 2014)! Congrats David!
Robby Puccinelli wins the SNS Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award and the UCM Research Week Best Poster Award (March 2014)!! Congrats Robby
David Quint gives an invited talk at Symposium on " Collective Motion Across Scales" at the American Physical Society March meeting in Denver.
Katie Copenhagen gives a contributed talk at the American Physical Society March meeting in Denver
David Ando, Katherine Copenhagen present posters at Biophysical Society Metting (San Francisco, Feb 2014)
David Ando presents poster at American Society for Cell Biology meeting (New Orleans, Dec '13)
We are organizing an invited session on "Collective motion across scales: From Proteins to Animals" at APS March Meeting 2014 in Denver
Postdoc Nickolay Korabel starts a new position at University of Manchester
Viewpoint article about our work on cell wall growth - Joshua W. Shaevitz, "Combining Modeling and Experiment to Understand Bacterial Growth," Biophysical Journal, June, 2013
Grad student Katie Copenhagen joins the group
We are organizing a workshop at the Aspen Center for Physics on - "Functional Biological Assemblies" - May 27-June 30, 2013
Work on the mechanism of FtsZ ring force generation is published in PNAS
Amanda Miguel is going to Stanford Bioengineering for grad school! Congrats Amanda!
Postdoc David Quint joins the group - Sep. 2011 : He comes from the group of Jen Schwarz at Syracuse where he worked on actin network dynamics and rheology. Welcome David!
Postdoc Kostas Tsekouras joins the group - July 2011 : He comes from the group of Jean-Francois Joanny at the Institut Curie before which he was a grad student at Rice with Tolya Kolomeisky. Welcome Kostas!
Physical Review Focus story about our PRL on Vicious Levy Flights
APL cover story: Bimetallic nanopetals
NSF - Advancing theory in Biology
We obtain funding to study "Stochastic Transport in Biology: From molecules to Ecosystems" along with Co-PI Kerwyn Huang at Stanford University. The $600K grant will support theoretical research into how stochasticity influences transport at different levels of biological organization.
Molecular and Cellular Proteomics Cover Story:
A preview commentary on the article in Cell: Structure
Igor's paper on "Vicious Levy Flights" is accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. Lett!
NSF - Disordered Proteins:
Shawn Newsam, Mike Colvin and AG were awarded a $647,841 grant from the National Science Foundation for our research into disordered protein dynamics.
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Igor obtains his Ph.D
On July 29th 2010, Igor Goncharenko successfully defended his thesis to earn his doctoral degree. Congrats Igor.
George E. Brown, Jr. Award
We win the 2010 George E. Brown, Jr. Award for the top-ranked UC Mexus proposal. The award includes supplemental funding for activities related to furthering academic ties among UC and Mexican colleagues.
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UC Mexus - CONACYT Collaborative Grant: 2010
Along with collaborator Braulio Gutiérrez-Medina (División Materiales Avanzados, IPICYT, Mexico) we win a 2010 UC Mexus grant to study "Emergent Co-Operativity among Multiple Monomeric Kinesin Motors"
Shrinky -Dink Wrinkles - Advanced Materials cover story
Ajay Gopinathan wins a 2009 James S. McDonnell Foundation Award
This award was made under the Complex Systems Program of the McDonnell Foundation's 21st Century Science Initiative. Funding supports our group's research on "Biological Transport in Complex and Dynamic Environments" for a period of 5 years.
"21st Century Research Awards are designed to support research projects with a high probability of generating new knowledge and insights... and have a strong likelihood of influencing the development of new ways of thinking about important problems. The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. "
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Igor Goncharenko passes his quals and advances to candidacy
News about our PRL paper on polymer translocation in crowded environments