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Biological Physics

The main line of inquiry of our group is the understanding of the dynamics of biological systems arising from interactions at different scales and organizational levels. Cellular function emerges from the interaction of numerous molecular components. Interactions among groups of cells determine how multi-cellular organisms develop and how tissues and organs function. Individual and population-level interactions form the basis of population biology and ecology. All these problems can seldom be solved by the reductionist method and they call for creative and interdisciplinary approaches.

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Emeritus Faculty

John C Collins

  • Theoretical
  • Computational