Andrew Mugler

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Andrew Mugler
(765) 496-3427

Postdoctoral position available.

B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College

Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University

Research Interests

  • Theoretical biological physics
  • Cell-cell communication and collective behavior
  • Information processing in cells
  • Noise and stochastic processes
Cells use networks to process information
Simulation of molecular interactions in a cell
Response function of cellular "computation"

PHYS 570J: Biophysics II
PHYS 515: Statistical and Thermal Physics
PHYS 416: Statistical and Thermal Physics (Honors)
PHYS 234: Physics for Life Sciences II

Professional Experience

  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral researcher, Biochemical networks group, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013-2014 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Selected Publications

  1. J. Varennes, S. Fancher, B. Han, and A. Mugler. Emergent versus individual-based multicellular chemotaxis. Physical Review Letters 119:188101, 2017.
  2. S. Fancher and A. Mugler. Fundamental limits to collective concentration sensing in cell populations. Physical Review Letters (Editor's Suggestion) 118:078101, 2017.
  3. G. D. Potter*, T. A. Byrd*, A. Mugler, and B. Sun. Communication shapes sensory response in multicellular networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 113(37):10334–10339, 2016.
  4. D. Ellison*, A. Mugler*, M. Brennan*, S. H. Lee, R. Huebner, E. Shamir, L. A. Woo, J. Kim, P. Amar, I. Nemenman, A. J. Ewald, and A. Levchenko. Cell-cell communication enhances the capacity of cell ensembles to sense shallow gradients during morphogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 13(6):E679-E688, 2016. 
  5. K. Yehl, A. Mugler, S. Vivek, Y. Liu, Y. Zhang, M. Fan, E. R. Weeks, and K. Salaita. High-speed DNA-based rolling motors powered by RNase H. Nature Nanotechnology, 11:184-190, 2016.
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