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Research in Cellular Biophysics at MIT emphasizes instrumentation for probing and manipulating individual cells, and modeling of cellular mechanics.
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.
New discovery suggest that all life may share a common design principle.
Katharina Ribbeck studies the sticky substance to uncover its impacts on health and disease.
In 2007, Katharina Ribbeck spent a year as a visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School. While there, she heard about a fellowship offered at Harvard that would provide the recipient with a lab, startup funding, and status as an independent investigator. The catch? Applicants had to propose starting a new field of study.