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Research in Cellular Biophysics at MIT emphasizes instrumentation for probing and manipulating individual cells, and modeling of cellular mechanics.
An algorithm developed to study the structure of galaxies helps explain a key feature of embryonic development.
As embryos develop, they follow predetermined patterns of tissue folding, so that individuals of the same species end up with nearly identically shaped organs and very similar body shapes.
MIT Professor sees many "big, deep questions in biology" that benefit from study by both physicists and life scientists.
It’s a pretty good bet that among MIT’s physics faculty, Jeff Gore is the only one with test tubes of yeast growing in his lab.
Gore, a biophysicist who studies population dynamics, uses yeast and other microbes to explore the fundamental rules that govern phenomena such as population collapse. His microbial communities offer a window into principles that also influence larger-scale populations that are much more difficult to study.