The Physics of Living Systems Group in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech seeks to understand how physics can inform questions of structure, function and dynamics in biological systems, and to study fundamental physics questions posed by biological systems. Faculty associated with the group work on problems in a range of biological length and time scales: from evolution of planetary ecosystems over hundreds of millions of years to locomotion of 10 cm long lizards running on sand at 1 m/sec, to the mechanics of ~20 micron diameter cells and their dynamics on second to minute time scales, to assembly of viruses within 100 msec to the study of how DNA packing influences transcriptional dynamics and activity at the molecular level.
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Cell biophysics. Cell mechanics of adhesion, migration and dynamics. Immunophysics and immunoengineering. Hyaluronan glycobiology. Hyaluronan...
|Curtis Lab Website|
Complex Systems and excitable media. Experimental physiology. High performance computing and GPU
The biomechanics of locomotion of organisms and robots on and within complex materials. Physics of granular media.
My research integrates...
|Goldman Lab Website (contains up-to-date info on publications, news, CV, etc)|
|James (JC) Gumbart||
Computational simulations of complex biophysical phenomena involving proteins and other biomolecules
|Gumbart Lab Website|
Macromolecular structure and dynamics related to biofunction. Structure-function relationships in the ribosome. Viral Assembly
Single-molecule and single-cell studies of genome architecture.
|Harold Kim Lab Website|
Electron and photon stimulated interface & surface processes. Environmental Chem. & planetary surface science. Biophysical Chem.
|Orlando Lab Website|
Neuromechancis, Locomotor Control, Multiscale Physics of Muscle, Maneuverability, Computational Neuroscience
For publications please refer...
|Sponberg Lab Website|
RNA based regulation of gene expression. RNA-protein interaction. Thermodynamics of DNA and RNA structural motifs
Current research is...
Theoretical ecology. Viral-host interactions. Biological networks.
Evolutionary ecology of bacterial viruses
|Weitz Lab Website|
Nonequilibrium systems, densely packed active matter with life and death events, microbial physics, structural mechanics, fracture mechanics,...
|Yunker Lab - Soft Matter of Life and Death|
Biomechanics of cell adhesion and signaling molecules of the immune system and the vascular systems.
|Zhu Lab Website|