Theorist working at the interface between physics and biology, at IST Austria

Our groups is interested in understanding how cells “know” how to make the right decisions at the right time and at the right place during development and normal tissue homeostasis, as well as how these decisions are dysregulated during cancer initiation.

We use methods from theoretical physics, ranging from mechanics and active hydrodynamics to population dynamics and statistical physics, to develop new generic biophysical frameworks, as well as in the context of collaborations with developmental and stem cell biologists.