Hagan Group

Principal Investigator

Michael HaganProfessor of Physics


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2003


Michael Hagan's lab endeavors to understand how fundamental physical principles lead to the forces that control assembly and dynamic pattern formation in biological and biomimetic systems. Because assembling structures can be orders of magnitude larger than the individual components, his lab develops and applies computational and theoretical methods along with machine learning tools that bridge disparate length and time scales. Applications of these methods include identifying assembly mechanisms for viral capsids, bacterial microcompartments, and other large protein complexes, and understanding the emergent behaviors that occur in nonequilibrium active matter systems.

Group website   CV and list of publications (pdf)