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Welcome to the Wood Lab at the University of Michigan!

Department of Biophysics and Department of Physics

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our lab studies population dynamics and multi-drug resistance using different experimental model systems, including bacteria such as E. coli, E. faecalis (above), and S. aureus as well as multiple types of human cancers.