Professor of Chemistry
In the Dinner Group, we seek to develop our theoretical understanding of how complex biological behavior arises from molecular interactions. Because the defining properties of living systems (growth, movement, and directed response to environmental stimuli) rely on irreversible energy consumption and dissipation, much of our research centers on stochastic processes far from equilibrium. We quantitatively analyze experimental data on living systems, construct physical models to interpret the observed statistics, and implement algorithms for efficiently simulating the dynamics of such models.
Topics: Cellular Dynamics, Computational Biology, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Rare Event Algorithms