Biophysics & Soft Condensed Matter

How do mechanics and thermodynamics guide the behavior of biological materials, especially membranes and communities of cells?  

How do soft materials and complex fluids self-organize?

Can we use bio-molecules to create new sorts of complex materials?

We explore these issues by designing a wide range of experiments using many different tools and techniques, with special emphasis on optical microscopy -- see the Research page for more information (and a few pictures).  "We" means Prof. Raghuveer Parthasarathy graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs. The lab is located in 372 and 363 Willamette Hall, at the University of Oregon.

Feel free to contact Prof. Parthasarathy (raghu [at] with questions, including inquiries about joining the group.

Click for our particle localization and tracking page.

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