Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Clark University, 2004
Azadeh Samadani’s lab places a major emphasis in combining quantitative experimental methods with theoretical and computational approaches to study biological questions at the systems level. Her research interests include understanding directional sensing mechanisms in eukaryotic cells, nongenetic individuality and its effects on the fitness of a population, noise in biological systems, swimming microorganisms, population dynamics, pattern formation, predator-prey interaction, complex materials and microfluidic devices.
For more information please visit Samadani’s Lab.
Sample of Recent Publications
Roman Stocker, Justin Seymour, *A. Samadani*, Dana E. Hunt, and Martin F. Poltz “Rapid Chemotactic response enables marine bacteria to exploit ephemeral microscale nutrient patches", Proceedings of the National Academy of Science *105*, 4209 (2008)
*A. Samadani*, J. Mettetal and A. van Oudenaarden, “Cellular assymettry and individuality in directional sensing,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science *103*, 11549 (2006)
S.Y Liu, W. G. Tharp, D. Irimia, A. Samadani, M. Poznansky, “Adaptation mechanisms of Neutrophils in response to the gradient reversal,” Lab on a chip, 6(2): 191-8 (2006)
W. G. Tharp, A. Upadhyaya, R. Yadav, D. Irimia, A. Samadani, O. Hurtado, S. Nourshargh, A. van Oudenaarden, M. Toner, M. Poznansky, “Bi-directional migration of neutrophils in a defined chemokine gradient in vitro and in vivo,” J Leukoc Biol. Dec 19 (2005)
S. Nowak, A. Samadani and A. Kudrolli, “Maximum angle of stability of a wet granular pile,” Nature Physics 1, 50-52 (2005)
A. Upadhyaya, J. R. Chabot, A. Andreeva, A. Samadani and A. van Oudenaarden, “Probing polymerization forces by using actin-propelled lipid vesicles,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 100, 4521 (2003)