Welcome to the Wood Lab at the University of Michigan!
Department of Biophysics and Department of Physics
- We are interested in quantitative biology and the dynamics of complex systems, with particular emphasis on systems dominated by heterogeneity, non-equilibrium dynamics, strong interactions with the environment, or rare events.
- Using theoretical tools from statistical physics, applied math, and engineering, we study biological systems ranging from intracellular metabolic networks in bacteria to populations of cancer cells.
- Our lab studies population dynamics and multi-drug resistance using different experimental model systems, including bacteria such as E. coli (above, schematic), E. faecalis, and S. aureus as well as multiple types of human cancers.
- We use a combination of theory, computation, and experiment in hopes of achieving a systems-level quantitative understanding of biological systems on multiple length and time scales.