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Lab Affiliations: NU CSB NU NICO UW CMB

Biological function is governed by highly integrated networks that exhibit nonlinear dynamics at all biochemical/molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. We believe that engineering principles can be employed to better understand, predict, and control complex biological functions, and that these principles need to be informed by biology.

The Modeling Dynamic Life Systems (MODYLS) Lab operates at the evolving interface between engineering and biology, promoting a diverse, creative research environment consisting of engineers and basic scientists that share the common mission of advancing medicine and biology. Through this collective effort, we aim to identify design principles that underlie complex biological function, and modulate extrinsic factors to optimize therapeutic interventions.

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Jacob Evarts, a University of Oregon alumnus, joins the MODYLS team.
September 2021

Jessica Yu publishes Modular microenvironment components reproduce vascular dynamics de novo in a multi-scale agent-based model.
June 2021

Joshua Levy successfully defends his thesis!
June 2021

Joseph Muldoon publishes Model-guided design of mammalian genetic programs in collaboration with the Leonard lab
February 2021

Joseph Muldoon receives an IBiS outstanding dissertation award.
September 2020

Narasimhan Balakrishnan receives a best poster award at the SysMod @ ISMB conference.
July 2020

Joseph Muldoon successfully defends his thesis!
July 2020

Jessica Yu successfully defends her thesis!
May 2020

Sebastian Bernasek publishes Fly-QMA: Automated analysis of mosaic imaginal discs in Drosophila in collaboration with the Carthew lab and the Amaral lab.
March 2020

Jessica Yu publishes Agent-based models predict emergent behavior of heterogeneous cell populations in dynamic microenvironments.
March 2020

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