Azadeh Samadani

azadeh at brandeis dot edu
Office: Abelson-Bass-Yalem

Samadani Lab

Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Clark University, 2002

Azadeh Samadani’s lab places a major emphasis in combining quantitative experimental methods with theoretical and computational approaches to study biological questions at the systems level. Her research interests include understanding directional sensing mechanisms in eukaryotic cells, non-genetic individuality and its effects on the fitness of a population, noise in biological systems, swimming microorganisms, population dynamics, pattern formation, predator-prey interaction, complex materials and microfluidic devices. For more information please visit Samadani’s Lab.

Sample of Recent Publications

A. Samadani, J. Mettetal and A. van Oudenaarden, “Cellular individuality in directional sensing,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 103, 11549 (2006)

S.Y Liu ,W. G. Tharp, D. Irimia, A. Samadani, M. Poznansky, “Adaptation mechanisms of Neutrophils in response to the gradient reversal,” Lab on a chip, 6(2): 191-8 (2006)

W. G. Tharp, A. Upadhyaya, R. Yadav, D. Irimia, A. Samadani, O. Hurtado, S. Nourshargh, A. van Oudenaarden, M. Toner, M. Poznansky, “Bi-directional migration of neutrophils in a defined chemokine gradient in vitro and in vivo,” J Leukoc Biol. Dec 19 (2005)

S. Nowak, A. Samadani and A. Kudrolli, “Maximum angle of stability of a wet granular pile,” Nature Physics 1, 50-52 (2005)

A. Upadhyaya, J. R. Chabot, A. Andreeva, A. Samadani and A. van Oudenaarden, Probing polymerization forces by using actin-propelled lipid vesicles, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 100, 4521 (2003)

A. Samadani, L. Mahadevan and A. Kudrolli, “Shocks in sand flowing in a silo,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 452, 293 (2002)

A. Samadani and A. Kudrolli, “Angle of repose and segregation in cohesive granular matter,” Physical Review E 64, 051301 (2001)

A. Delprato, A. Samadani, A. Kudrolli and L. Tsimring, “Swarming ring patterns in bacterial colonies exposed to ultraviolet radiation,” Physical Review Letters 87, 158102 (2001)

A. Samadani and A. Kudrolli, “Segregation transition in wet granular matter,” Physical Review Letters 85, 5102 (2000)

A. Samadani, A. Pradhan and A. Kudrolli, “Size segregation of granular matter in silo discharges,” Physical Review E 60, 7203 (1999)