Assistant Professor & William H. McAdams Chair
Physics and Integrative Biology
Phone: 510-725-5359274D Stanley Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3220
We are interested in exploring emergent phenomena in cellular populations. To culture and manipulate evolving populations, we continually develop and advance microfluidic high throughput bioreactors. Most recently, we have begun to study the interaction of physiology and mechanics of confined populations of microbial and mammalian cells. This research lead to the discovery of the phenomenon of proliferation-driven “jamming” and a feedback between growth induced forces and growth rates.