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Research focuses on applying mathematical and computational tools to a variety of problems in the life sciences. Current work includes answering questions from the fields of animal swimming and flying, medical imaging, mechanotransduction, cell apoptosis, cell motility, heart development, and the biomechanics of lung surface liquids. Collaborators include the Hedrick, Kier, and Bloom labs in Biology, the Elston lab in Pharmacology, the Jacobson lab in Cell and Developmental Biology, and the Button, Hill and Tarran labs in the Cystic Fibrosis Center.