Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
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Mickey Atwal

is an Assistant Professor in the Quantitative Biology program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Applied Mathematics department at Stony Brook University. He is trained in medicine and theoretical physics. His research interests span population genetics and medical genetics, using tools from statistical physics and machine learning. Lab website.

Robijn Bruinsma

is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA.

Gyan Bhanot

is a Professor at Rutgers University with joint appointments in the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and the Department of Physics. Trained as a Theoretical Physicist, he has worked on Statistical Mechanics, Lattice Gauge Theory and algorithms for massively parallel computers. His current research interests are in population genetics and cancer biology. Lab website:

Tom Chou

is a professor in the Depts. of Biomathematics and Mathematics at UCLA.His research interests include statistical physics, stochastic processes, viral entry kinetics, nucleation, and mathematical modeling in ophthalmology and imaging. webpage:

Pasquale Ciarletta

is Charge de Recherche (Research Associate) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and member of the Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, in Paris, France. His research interests concern the multi-scale modeling of growth, remodeling and morphogenesis in soft living materials, with a particular focus on cancer development. Webpage:

Jens Elgeti

is a young investigator at the Forschungszentrum Juelich. His main intersest is in the mechanic properties of cellular tissues. His main tool are mesoscopic, particle based simulations.
More information on his hompage.

Alexander Grosberg

is at the Center for Soft Matter research at NYU

Edouard Hannezo

is a PhD candidate in Biophysics at Institut Curie (Paris) / UPMC, under the supervision of Jean-Francois Joanny and Jacques Prost. His main interests are the characterization of collective cell motion, and pattern formation during morphogenesis through buckling instabilities. His objective right now is to combine both these
physical approaches with realistic stem cell dynamics, in order to obtain an integrated, biomechanical model of colorectal cancer progression.

Rhoda Hawkins

is a lecturer in the physics department at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is interested in cell motility in confined environments and applications to metastasis. Webpage

Jean-Francois Joanny

Evgeniy Khain

is a faculty member of the Department of Physicsat Oakland University. His interests lie in the interdisciplinary area of non-equilibrium statistical and nonlinear physics, from complex biological systems to driven granular media. Biological multicellular systems are an exciting example of stochastic non-equilibrium systems, which exhibit fascinating nonlinear phenomena. His objective is to identify the basic physical mechanisms which govern complex biological processes. Specifically, he is modeling the collective behavior of motile and adhesive brain tumor cells. For more information visit his web page

Petros Koumoutsakos

is a professor of Computational Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. My interests include image driven, multi scale modeling of transport phenomena in cancer.

Arnold Levine

Colin Phipps

is a PhD candidate studying Mathematical medicine in the Applied Mathematics department at the University of Waterloo
under the supervision of Mohammad Kohandel. He is part of the Biomedical Research Group and holds a fellowship at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. His current research interests include microscale models for cancer cell metabolism and acidity, tumor angiogenesis, and protein expression models for predicting optimal combinations of cisplatin nanoparticles with molecular agents such as PI828 (PI3K inhibitor).

Helmut Schiessel

is a professor of Physics at the Lorentz Institute at Leiden University. I am interested in DNA and its compaction inside chromatin, single molecule experiments and charged soft matter. See also our group page.

Joel Smith

is an Assistant Scientist at the MBL in Woods Hole, MA and an Assistant Professor (MBL) in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry at Brown University in Providence, RI. Lab homepage

Fuyu Tamanoi

is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics and is also a Director of Signal Transduction and Therapeutics program at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. Lab Homepage

Iman Tavassoly

is a PhD candidate in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Virginia Tech and Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. After getting his M.D. , in 2009 he joined Dr. John Tyson's Computational Cell Biology Lab and he has been working on systems biology of cancer. His main research interest is dynamic modelling of cell death pathways in breast cancer cells using Mathematical Modeling and Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy. Homepage

Alexei Vazquez

is an Assistant Professor at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). He is interested in cancer metabolism and personalized medicine