Our group is broadly interested in mathematical biology. We strive to understand biological systems by combining:

  • mechanistic computational & math modeling
  • statistics & data science
  • collaboration with experimental scientists.
The questions we tussle with are usually related to stochastic spatiotemporal organization (how and why stuff is moving) at the cellular and molecular scale.

Group News

Jan 2024 💰 Our group is very fortunate to be funded by an NSF CAREER grant from 2024 to 2029! See the UCI news story for more info.

Nov 2023 📝📝 Two preprints out this week! (1) Trini's work on simulation-based inference of kinesin binding times and (2) another on point process inference of gene expression particle snapshots.

June 2023 🥳 Welcome to our summer MathBioU & MathExpLR students, Aditya & Masha!

May 2023 📝 Congrats Pei for posting her preprint about clustering heterogeneous collectives to the arXiv!

May 2023 🎉 Congrats Trini for winning the Dean's Dissertation Fellowship!

May 2023 🎊 Chris was named a 2023 Hellman Fellow. Overall, a very successful month for our group!

Apr 2023 Me, Anna Ma, and others are organizing the annual SoCAMS (= SoCal Applied Math Symposium) at UCI this year. It's free and early career researchers (students, postdocs) are especially encouraged to share their work. More details at socams.org!

Feb 2023 In the spirit of the topic, the delayed birth of his first child gave Bhargav Karamched and me enough time to post a preprint about stochastic delayed feedback in gene regulation. Congrats, Bhargav!

Dec 2022 New preprint up on arXiv with Sophie Marbach. We use stochastic averaging to derive effective binding rates and forces for fast cross-linking molecules.

Oct 2022 Alex Mogilner and I wrote dispatch in Current Biology about an eLife paper with beautiful integration between theory and experiments of Brownian ratchets. We are big fans!

Jul 2022 Chris will speak at two SIAM conferences this summer: the first at SIAM Life Sciences, and another at SIAM Data Science. If you'll be around at either and would like to chat, reach out!

Jun 2022 Welcome to our MathExpLR and MathBioU summer students Tanya, David, and Claire!