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Spindle assembly theory paper posted on biorxiv

Sept. 22, 2018

Our paper "Theory of cytoskeletal reorganization during crosslinker-mediated mitotic spindle assembly" was posted on the biorxiv preprint server today.

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Hui-Shun Kuan's paper published in Science, covered by New York Times

Aug. 16, 2018

Hui-Shun Kuan's paper with Daniel Goldman's group at Georgia Tech on traffic jam avoidance in fire ant tunnel digging has been published in Science and covered in the New York Times , Washington Post , Houston Chronicle , SF Gate , Scientific American , Science News , Ars Technica , BBC , Cosmos , Discover , Popular Mechanics , and Quartz .

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Collective clog control: Optimizing traffic flow in confined biological and robophysical excavation

Aug. 16, 2018

Groups of interacting active particles, insects, or humans can form clusters that hinder the goals of the collective. We find that digging performance can be robustly optimized within the constraints of narrow tunnels by individual idleness and retreating.

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Meredith Betterton spoke at BIRS workshop

Aug. 16, 2018

Meredith Betterton spoke on modeling spindle assembly and chromosome alignment in mitosis at the Banff International Research Station in Banff, Alberta. This workshop was called “ Mathematics of the Cell: Mechanical and Chemical Signaling across Scales ”.

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Meredith Betterton awarded NIGMS R01 grant

July 27, 2018

Meredith Betterton received project R01GM124371 from the NIGMS for experiments on kinesin-5 motors in spindle assembly. Congratulations!

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Group members hiked and presented at retreat

June 18, 2018

Members of the group went to the mountains for hiking and the group research retreat. We identified a promising location for our new headquarters (see photo).

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Meredith Betterton awarded NSF grant

May 29, 2018

Meredith Betterton received project DMR-1725065 from the NSF for theory of cytoskeletal length regulation and dynamics . Congratulations!

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Michael Stefferson defended his thesis

May 10, 2018

Congratulations to Michael Stefferson for successfully defending his PhD thesis today.

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Christopher Edelmaier defended his thesis

May 4, 2018

Congratulations to Christopher Edelmaier, who successfully defended his thesis today.

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Garrek Stemo defended his honors thesis

April 3, 2018

Congratulations to Garrek Stemo, who successfully defended his undergraduate honors thesis today.