Biological Physics

Living systems are characterized by highly organized and coordinated interactions on many levels that range from the molecular to the multi-cellular. At each level, living matter can take advantage of different physical principles to achieve this organization and interacts usefully with the environment.

The study of biological physics seeks to understand precisely how different living systems work and to build a deeper appreciation for life. Researchers at Brown are investigating what lies behind the remarkable properties of living matter from the molecular scale, to the cellular, to the coordinated efforts of cellular networks.

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