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Research topics

  • Nematic liquid crystals (nanorod dispersions) and their hydrodynamics
  • Active and passive nanorod dispersions:  flow and material properties
  • Mucus:  microrheology, diffusion through mucus barriers, flow modeling
  • Viscoelastic flow
  • Chromosome organization and dynamics in living yeast nuclei
  • Cell mechanics and dynamics:  coupling of membrane, cortex, and cytoplasm with molecular activation



  • Greg Forest
  • Sorin Mitran
  • Peter Mucha