September 2019. Standing (L-R) Aniruddha, Vijay Krishnamurthy, Sankaran Nampoothiri, V Jemseena, Shashank Roy. Sitting (L-R) Siddharth Jha, Ahandeep Manna, Aditya Singh Rajput, Saaransh Singhal, Pritha Dolai, Shray Chaturvedi
Our primary research interests are to understand the physics of living systems. We are interested in mechanobiology, physics of the actomyosin cytoskeleton, active matter, and mechanochemical pattern formation. We seek to unravel the fundamental physical principles of morphogenesis in living systems. Specifically, we are keen to explore the connections between biochemical signalling, active mechanics and the geometry of shape in various biological phenomena. We are particularly fascinated by embryonic development and the role of mechanical forces and deformations/flows in these morphogenetic processes.
We are supported, in part, by
- a Max Planck partner group working in collaboration with the Biological Physics group at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.
- a Ramalingaswami re-entry fellowship by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India