• Our recent work exploring flows in confined 3D active fluids was published in Science, and highlighted in Perspective and Physics world. Download the paper and the perspective here.

  • NSF Science Nation made a video about the Brandeis Biomaterials MRSEC! Watch it here or on Facebook!

  • Article in UK's E&T magazine on our test of Turing's theory.

  • Read Portuguese?
    O ANO DA VIRADA DE TURING covers our PNAS Turing article.

  • Seth and Irv were interviewed by RadioBoston on WBUR (Boston's NPR news station). Listen below or download here.

  • Congratulations to our newest PhDs!
    Dr. Camille Girabawe, PhD
    Dr. Achini Opathalage, PhD
    Dr. Nate Tompkins, PhD
    Dr. Ning Li, PhD
    Dr. Sathish Akella, PhD
    Dr. Rafael Cabanas, PhD
    Dr. Michael Heymann, PhD

  • Collaborators

    Overview of the group

    Our group studies a broad range of topics in Soft Matter. We utilize a variety of methods and approaches covering experiment, theory, and simulation. Our research interests lie squarely in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. Our lab is interdisciplinary, but we are also involved in several multi-investigator projects. Current areas of interest are Active Matter, coupled non-linear chemical oscillators, protein crystallization, microfluidics, colloidal liquid crystals, DNA - colloid self-assembly.

    Research Notes

    After 60 years Turing's theory of morphogenesis has finally been tested directly in the lab. We've recently published a paper testing Turing's hypothesis and demonstrated chemophysical morphogenesis in chemical cells. Click on the image for more.

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