Theoretical Biological Physics and Computational Materials Science
My group engages in theoretical and computational research in the field of biological and soft matter physics. We are interested in solving scientific problems with scalable computational tools and multiphysics principles. Our research focuses on the four main fronts that range from the molecular scale to the cellular and materials scale.
At the molecular level, we focus on protein dynamics inside a cell. Macromolecules and cytosolic scaffolds crowd the interior of a cell. Their intriguing interactions form robust networks of smart matter that is capable of making collective decisions for cellular survival. It is our long-term research goal to understand how the fidelity of information, built from transient interactions among macromolecules, travels across a noisy environment in a cell. The challenge of understanding them lies in the complexity of the systems where the experimental measurements for quantitative modeling is scarce.