The Hagan Lab, under the direction of principal investigator Michael Hagan, endeavors to understand the physical principles that control assembly and dynamical organization in biological, biomimetic, and other soft condensed matter systems.
Because assembling structures can be orders of magnitude larger than the individual components that comprise them, we develop and apply computational and theoretical methods that bridge disparate length and time scales.
Our applications include the assembly of viral capsids and other large protein complexes, understanding the mechanisms of protein conformational transitions, and active matter systems.
- Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Program, National Science Foundation
- Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, National Science Foundation
- W. M. Keck Foundation
- Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, National Science Foundation
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health