Cells are nanometer-scale problem solving machines. Our broad goal is to understand how cells use force, space and time to perform tasks and exploit problem solving strategies. We use mathematical and computational modeling, in collaboration with experimentalists at UC Irvine and around the world.

We are a part of the University of California, Irvine, the Center for Complex Biological Systems, the NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate Research, Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Chemical and Materials Physics (ChaMP) program.

We’re always interested in hearing from prospective graduate students and postdocs interested in modeling cell mechanics. Prospective grad students should look into our PhD program in Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology.