Biophysics

Biophysics
  • Theory: Physical and engineering principles involved in the assembly of actin proteins into filaments and larger scale structures. Statistical mechanics and soft matter physics applied to actin protein assemblies and the emergent collective properties  Equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of protein phase transitions. (VavylonisGunton)
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  • Experiment: Application of optical imaging, trapping, and manipulation for cell mechanics studies (Ou-Yang). Use of nanomaterials for optical imaging of cells; carbon nanotube nanotoxicity. (Rotkin)