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.

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