We study motor-driven intracellular transport along cytoskeletal networks. We are interested in how the structure and dynamics of the environment and interactions among cargo themselves give rise to emergent transport phenomena at higher levels of organization. How does reliability and robustness of transport arise in these contexts with high noise and variability? Can we use our insights into these questions to control or optimize transport or even mimic it artificially?
We study fundamental properties of biopolymers with a special focus on how disorder and chirality produce function, especially in the context of transport or mechanics
We study collective behaviors like flocking and group foraging and how they are affected by disorder