The Iyer-Biswas Lab stochastic organismal dynamics: precision measurements and emergent simplicities
Welcome to the virtual home of the Iyer-Biswas laboratory, located in the Department of Physics, Purdue University . To learn more about the PI, please visit the Group page . Discovering physical principles that govern stochastic single-cell behavior, and transcend the details of specific biological systems, is the primary focus of our research. In recent works (using experiments and theory ), we have found the scaling laws governing the stochastic growth and division of individual cells under steady-state growth conditions. To continue to explore what we do, please visit our Research page . Interested in joining our group? Please contact me for postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate research opportunities. Selected awards and honors Charlie Wright and Kunaal Joshi’s contributions to a recent Nature Communications publication on cells as master logisticians in transporting cargo around their interiors are highlighted in Purdue News Kunaal Joshi is awarded the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship award. Mia Alexis Caruso is awarded a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation research scholarship The Living Histories series is featured in Physics Today . Kunaal Joshi's work on “Beyond the Mythical Average Cell” in featured the Discovery Matters podcast . Sri Iyer-Biswas serves as Discussion Leader for the session on Cell Morphology and Dynamics in the Gordon Conference on Bacterial Cell Bio and Dev . Sri Iyer-Biswas chairs an APS-GSNP Symposium Session on “The Living Histories of Ideas” , APS March meeting 2023. Kunaal Joshi and Sri Iyer-Biswas co-chair an APS-GSNP Session on “Collective Dynamics and Network Theory in Complex Systems” , APS March meeting 2023. Ferdinand Ziegler is awarded the Ross-Lynn Fellowship.. Charlie Wright , Kunaal Joshi and Sri Iyer-Biswas' invited commentary on Cellular Learning is published as a Current Biology Dispatch . Shaswata Roy is awarded a Purdue Research Foundation summer research grant. Kunaal Joshi is awarded a Purdue Research Foundation summer research grant. Kunaal Joshi's principle of emergent periodicity is featured in WIRED magazine . Kunaal Joshi's principle of emergent periodicity is featured in Quanta Magazine . Uchenna Osuamadi is awarded the “Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation” research scholarship. Nora Wagner is awarded a 2022 NSF REU Fellowship. Shaswata Roy is awarded a Purdue Research Foundation summer research grant. Sri Iyer-Biswas' invited Voices essay, “Beyond the evocative picture” , is published in the Cell Systems compendium of essays on Waddington-like landscapes. Adam Guerin is awarded the Kohn Family Graduate Fellowship as incoming Caltech Physics graduate student. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an Invited Correspondent for the Cond Mat Journal Club . Kunaal Joshi is awarded the Ross-Lynn Fellowship. Dawith Lim is awarded the 2021 Gabriele F. Giuliani Award. Andrew Santos is selected for a Fulbright year in 2020—2021. Rhea Gandhi is awarded a 2021 NSF REU Fellowship. Jack Stonecipher is awarded a 2021 NSF REU Fellowship. Sri Iyer-Biswas chairs a Symposium Session on “Living timekeepers”, APS March meeting 2021. Sri Iyer-Biswas co-chairs with Wallace Marshall a Symposium Session on the “Evolution of Cellular Complexity”, APS March meeting 2021. Sri Iyer-Biswas ' invited Voices essay is published by Cell Systems. Sri Iyer-Biswas is a General Member of the Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) Executive Committee. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited Faculty Contributor to the Cellular Biological Physics Section of Faculty Opinions . Sri Iyer-Biswas is elected Member At Large of the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society’s Division of Biological Sciences. Sri Iyer-Biswas is Invited Key Participant, KITP Program on Cellular Energetics, 2019. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited lecturer at the 2019 NSF q-bio Summer School, Rice University. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited lecturer at the 2019 Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited Advisory Board member of the JSMF-SFI theme on Complex Time: Adaptation, Aging, & Arrow of Time. Kunaal Joshi is awarded the Peter Salamon Award for attending the Telluride Science Research Workshop on “ Emergent Simplicity in Biophysical Dynamics ”. Sri Iyer-Biswas is a visiting member of faculty for Fall 2018 at Harvard Medical School (Systems Biology). Dawith Lim is awarded the 2018 Richard W. King Undergraduate Award Tristan Schefke is awarded the 2018 Margie and Don Bottorff Undergraduate Physics Scholarship Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited panelist at the 2018 Conference for Pretenure Women. Michael Carlson is awarded the Lynn Fellowship. Dawith Lim receives the Science Alumni Summer Research Fellowship. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited lecturer at the 2018 Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute. Sri Iyer-Biswas receives the 2018 Showalter Trust Award. Rachel Taubman is awarded a 2018 NSF REU Fellowship. Adam Guerin is named a 2018 OUR Scholar. Edwina Sunny receives the 2018 Lijuan Wang Memorial Award. Dawith Lim receives the 2018 Richard W. King Memorial Award. Sri Iyer-Biswas wins the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching. Adam Guerin is awarded a 2018 REU Fellowship by NYU. Jake Crosser is inducted into the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honor Society. Adam Guerin is awarded the “Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation” research scholarship. Sri Iyer-Biswas chairs a session for the “Thermodynamics of Computation” workshop, Santa Fe Institute. Sri Iyer-Biswas is appointed an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute. Sri Iyer-Biswas is awarded a collaborative grant by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Brandon Walker is awarded the Five-years Provost’s Graduate Excellence Fellowship by UT Austin. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited lecturer at the 2017 q-bio Summer School, Colorado. Elizabeth Spears receives the 2017 Lijuan Wang Award. Andrew Santos receives the 2017 College of Science Outstanding Student Award. Emma Dawson receives a 2017 Rossing Physics honorable mention award. Dawith Lim is awarded a 2017 Spira Summer Research Fellowship. Sri Iyer-Biswas is named a 2017 Scialog Fellow for Molecules Come to Life. Sri Iyer-Biswas receives an Outstanding Research Presentation award at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Stochastic Physics in Biology. Jacob McNutt is awarded a 2017 Summer Stay Scholar Award. Chandler Nielsen is awarded a 2017 Summer Stay Scholar Award. Sri Iyer-Biswas receives a 2017 Purdue Research Foundation grant. Emma Dawson is awarded a 2017 NSF REU Fellowship. Andrew Santos is named a 2017 Ascarelli Scholar. Samuel Eschker is awarded an NSF Statistics Living-Learning Community Fellowship. Elizabeth Spiers is awarded the 2016 Margie and Don Bottorff Undergraduate Physics Scholarship. Emma Dawson is awarded a 2016 NSF REU Fellowship. Elizabeth Spears is awarded a 2016 Summer Stay Scholar Award. Jed Riebling is awarded a 2016 Summer Research Award by the Purdue Research Foundation. Sri Iyer-Biswas receives a 2016 Purdue Research Foundation grant. Sri Iyer-Biswas is an invited lecturer at the 2015 Gene Mazenko Symposium, Chicago. Selected invited presentations Laws of Life, Time and Chance , SFI Community Lecture at the Lensic Theatre, Santa Fe. Emergent Simplicities in the Living Histories of Individual Cells , Harvard Medical School SysBio Theory Seminar. Emergent Song: The Polyphonies of Living Timekeepers , 2023 APS March Meeting Symposium Session. UChicago Biophysical Dynamics seminar . UMich Biophysics seminar . 3rd Telluride Workshop on Emergent Simplicity in Biophysical Dynamics. 2nd Telluride Workshop on Emergent Simplicity in Biophysical Dynamics. PNNL Data Analytics Summit. Keynote Talk, CauloCon 3.0. World Microbe Forum, invited session on Quantitative Approaches in Microbial Evolution and Ecology. 2nd Annual Workshop on Stochastic Thermodynamics (WOST II), SFI. Physics colloquium, CCNY. Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminar, Rockefeller University. Biophysics seminar, Augusta University. Physics colloquium, Harvey Mudd. APS March Meeting Symposium Session on “Living timekeepers”. SMatCH seminar, Princeton CBE. Center for Nonlinear Dynamics Seminar, UT Austin. Dual Mystery Seminar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Cell Biology seminar, NIH/NCI CCR. KITP workshop on Energetics of cellular dynamics. Aspen Winter Conference on Cell growth control. JSMF-SFI Workshop on Aging in single cells. Physics colloquium, UC Merced. Biomedical Engineering Seminar, Purdue. Aspen Workshop on Information Processing in Single Cells, Aspen Center for Physics. 1st Telluride Workshop on Emergent Simplicity in Biophysical Dynamics. Santa Fe Institute Colloquium, Santa Fe. Gordon Research Conference on Stochastic Physics in Biology at Ventura. Laufer Center seminar, Stony Brook University. Biophysics seminar, Arizona State University. LASSP and AEP seminar, Cornell University. Condensed Matter seminar, UMass Amherst. Theory seminar, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School. Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems Seminar, Northwestern University. Physics colloquium, Emory University. Center for the Physics of Living Systems seminar, MIT. Biosciences colloquium, Purdue University. Theory in Biology meeting of the Simons Foundation, Boston University. Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara. Center for Theoretical Biological Physics seminar, Rice University. Physics colloquium, IUPUI. Biophysics seminar, Georgia Tech. Physics colloquium, Virginia Tech. Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics seminar, Virginia Tech. Physics colloquium, University of Illinois at Chicago. Santa Fe Institute seminar. Purdue Physical Chemistry seminar. Telluride Workshop on The Complexity of Dynamics and Kinetics from Single Molecules to Cells. Biophysics seminar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. NSF-QCB Workshop on Cells as Dynamical Systems, San Francisco. APS March Meeting, New Orleans. Genetics seminar, Washington University in St. Louis. Santa Fe Institute complexity seminar. MidQBio Symposium, UIUC. Telluride Workshop on Single Molecules: Theory Meets Experiment. Telluride Workshop on Information Engines at the Frontiers of Nanoscale Thermodynamics. Physics colloquium, Purdue University. Center for Soft Matter Research colloquium, New York University. Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology seminar, Virginia Tech. National Institute of Standards and Technology colloquium. Statistical Physics seminar, University of Maryland. IEEE-EMBS Conference, Chicago. Physics of Living Cells seminar, UIUC.