In our lab we study a variety of dynamical, biological problems, at very different scales of biological organization: cells, tissues, organisms, and populations. The common ground unifying the different problems we work on is our interest on: a) the mechanisms underlying the dynamic behavior of the studied systems, and b) the emergence of collective behaviors as one moves from a finer to a coarser scale of description. In our investigations we make use of several theoretical and experimental techniques. Among others: mathematical modeling with ode’s and pde's, non-linear dynamics, bifurcation theory, stochastic dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, cell biology, microfluidics, phase contrast and fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, etc.
Our current projects include: