I am a postdoc at the Harvard School of Public Health in the lab of Jeff Fredberg. Currently, I am interested in the material properties of biological components which play a role in physiologically relevant phenomena. As such, I work to interface realms of physics and biology.
During my PhD, my interests were focused in soft-condensed matter physics, specifically, characterizing an active nematic liquid crystal with my adviser, Zvonimir Dogic. Our active nematic is a biologically based active matter system composed of reconstituted cytoskeletal proteins.
Active microtubule bundles spontaneously assemble and form cilia-like beating oscillations.