Meredith Betterton
Associate Professor

Physics Department
390 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309

Her research interests are in biophysics and soft condensed matter physics. Current projects focus on active soft matter and the physics of cell division.

  • Kinesin-8 motors and the alteration of microtubule polymerization dynamics by accessory proteins
  • Mechanisms of kinetochore capture by microtubules
  • Motion of chromosomes by microtubules during mitosis
  • Mitotic spindle assembly and stability
  • Suspensions of motor-driven and self-propelled filaments
  • Dynamic phases and phase transitions in active matter
  • Hidden Markov models of stochastic transitions with drift
  • Coupled polymerization and liquid crystal ordering