Executive Committee

Aparna Baskaran
Aparna Baskaran
IRG2 Leader
Associate Professor of Physics, Brandeis University
781-736-2866 Abelson 306

Areas of Expertise: Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, biophysics. Also see Baskaran Group.

John Berezney
John Berezney
Postdoctoral Fellow
Seth Fraden
Seth Fraden
PI, IRG1, IRG2
Professor of Physics, Brandeis University
781-736-2888 Abelson 214

Areas of Expertise: Complex fluids; interparticle interactions and phase transitions in colloidal suspensions; entropy driven disorder-to-order transitions; physics of protein crystallization and the development of microfluidic-based, high-throughout crystallization devices.

Greg Grason
Greg Grason
IRG1
Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, UMass Amherst

Areas of Expertise: Soft matter theory; self-assembly in soft matter and polymers; filamentous matter; geometrically-frustrated assembly; hierarchical block copolymer ordering.

Michael Hagan
Michael Hagan
IRG1 Leader, IRG2
Professor of Physics and of Quantitative Biology, Brandeis University
781-736-2845 Abelson 350

Areas of Expertise: Application of statistical mechanics, modern computational techniques, and theory to problems in biology and condensed matter physics; assembly of viral capsids and other large protein complexes; pattern formation in collections of internally driven particles; effects of molecular chirality on large-scale structure.

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Avital Rodal
IRG1
Associate Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
781-736-2459 Rosenstiel 528

Areas of Expertise: Neuronal membrane traffic and synapse morphology; dissection of multi-protein machines that drive lipid deformation at intracellular compartments; endosomal membrane traffic in neurons.

Bing Xu, Brandeis University faculty member
Bing Xu
IRG1
Professor of Chemistry, Brandeis University
781-736-5201 Edison-Lecks 320

Areas of Expertise: Materials chemistry; biomaterials; polymer chemistry and surface chemistry; synthesis and fabrication of functional molecular nanomaterials; new molecular materials and nanomaterials for exploration in biomedicine (e.g., molecular drug delivery, cancer therapy, biomedical diagnostics and biomimetics) and other fundamental problems in nanoscience and biological science.

Demetris Geddis
Demetris Geddis
Hampton University
Assistant Dean and Dept. Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hampton University

Areas of Expertise: Integrated photonics, micro/nano technology.

*Dr. Geddis privately advises the director about Center activities and programming.