Faculty

Saad Bhamla: Soft Matter and Frugal Science

Email: saadb [at] chbe.gatech.edu
Building: Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building
Office: L1224


The Bhamla Lab explores the world of extreme and ultrafast biophysics in a curious zoo of organisms spanning protists, animals, plants and fungi. We employ a physical biology lens to discover governing principles of sensing, motility and collective behavior. Our work combines mathematical modeling and experiments, both in the lab and in the field (amazon rainforest).

 

Jennifer Curtis: The Curtis Group Cell Physics LaboratoryJennifer Curtis

Email: jennifer.curtis [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: >Molecular Science & Engineering
Office: G128


The Curtis Lab focuses on the Physics of the Cell that directly influences biological function. We investigate several biological topics: pericellular matrix-modulated cell adhesion, phagocytosis, and active transport. In all three areas, we probe the coupling of the mechanical and chemical circuitry of the cell.

 

Flavio Fenton: The Virtual Heart

Email: flavio.fenton [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: Howey Physics
Office: C203


The Fenton Lab focuses on excitable media, complex systems, and pattern formation, using a combined approach of theory, experiments, and computer simulations.

 

Daniel Goldman: CRAB Lab

Email: daniel.goldman [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: Howey Physics
Office: C202


The Goldman Lab addresses problems in nonequilibrium systems that involve interaction of physical and biological matter with complex materials (like granular media) that can flow when stressed. The study of novel biological and physical interactions with complex media can also lead to the discovery of principles that govern the physics of the media. We integrate laboratory and field studies of organism biomechanics with systematic laboratory studies of physics of the substrates, create models of the substrates, and create mathematical and physical (robot) models of the organisms.

 

James Gumbart: Simbac Group

Email: gumbart [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: Howey Physics
Office: W202


The Gumbart Group focuses on complex biophysical phenomena involving proteins and other biomolecules, using computational simulations.

 

David Hu: Hu Labratory for Biolocomotion

Email: hu [at] me.gatech.edu
Building: Love Manufacturing
Office: 12


The Gumbart Group focuses on complex biophysical phenomena involving proteins and other biomolecules, using computational simulations.

 

Harold Kim: Single-Molecule and Systems Biophysics

Email: harold.kim [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: Boggs Chemistry
Office: B-83


The Kim Lab studies the biophysics of the genome at multiple levels, using single-molecule techniques.

 

Simon Sponberg: Sponberg Group

Email: sponberg [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: Howey Physics
Office: C202


The Sponberg lab explores how animals fly and run stably even in the face of repeated perturbaitons, how the multifuncationality of muscles arises from their physiological properties, and how the tiny brains organize and execute movement.

 

Joshua Weitz: Theoretical Ecology & Quantitative Biology

Email: jsweitz [at] gatech.edu
Building: Cherry Emerson
Office: 129


The Weitz group is interested in the structure and dynamics of complex biological systems. The research group includes ecologists, mathematicians, physicists and bioinformaticians working on three major research themes: (i) viral dynamics at the molecular, population and evolutionary scales; (ii) theoretical ecology and evolutionary biology; (iii) the structure and function of vascular networks. The work in the Weitz group is primarily theoretical in nature, and utilizes the tools of nonlinear dynamics, stochastic processes, and large-scale data analysis to interact with experimentalists.

 

Kurt Wiesenfeld: Wiesenfeld Group

Email: kurt.wiesenfeld [at] physics.gatech.edu
Building: Howey Physics
Office: W504




 

Peter Yunker: Yunker Lab

Email: pyunker3[at] gatech.edu
Building: Gibert Hillhouse Boggs Building
Office: B-20


The Yunker lab explores the emergent properties of microbial communities, including biofilms, the evolution of multicellularity, and more.