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Physics Building

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

Lab News!

Congratulations to Imara Davis on being awarded a SOURCE Fellowship for her research!

New paper accepted at European Physical Journal E from first author Nimisha Krishnan! Congratulations, Nimisha! 

New paper accepted at PNAS Nexus! First author Sumon Sahu, (PhD 2021).

Jenny Ross named Fellow of the American Association for the Advacement of Science (AAAS)!

Hong Beom Lee wins KIA American Scholarship! Congratulations, Hong!

Undergraduate students presented their posters at the Undergraduate Research Festival in April 2022! Read more about this event on the news page. 

Graduate students Prashali Chuahan, Nimisha Krishnan, and Kevin Ching present at APS March Meeting in Chicago. Undergraduate Hong Beom Lee presented also.

Undergraduates Hong Beom Lee and Diego Luna present posters at Biophysical Society meeting in San Francisco, CA. Grad student, Prashali Chuahan also presented new work!

Undergraduate student Hong Beom Lee has been granted the 2021 Renée Crown University Honors Program Award. More details on the news page.

Syracuse University News article on undergraduate student, Hong Beom Lee highlighting his work on microtubule tactiods. Great work, Hong!

The Ross Lab has MOVED to Syracuse University in August 2019.


Bio-Active Matter Lab

Active, Biological Physics Underlying Cellular Organization

Answering the question:

How can cells organize their insides without a manager?

The Ross Lab in broadly interested in how cells sense, decide, and respond to produce motion, force, and work. The cell is able to couple thermal and active (energy-using) "ratchets" that self-organize to perform work. This ability to do work by harnessing noisy, random systems is a frontier area of research for soft, active, and biological condensed matter physics. The Ross Lab focuses on biological systems in order to learn fundamental physics principles of how they are able to act autonomously, specifically we have focused on the cytoskeleton. We have started new work on enzymes ability to serve as active matter.

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