Ranjan Mukhopadhyay

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics & Biophysics

Ph.D.: Caltech

Office: 213 MathPhysics
Phone: 508-793-7175
Email: ranjan@clarku.edu

Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor in Physics, is a theorist working on a broad range of research problems in the areas of biological physics and soft condensed matter. He is particularly fascinated by the mysteries of life at the meso-scale, that is, at scales between atoms and organisms. His current research is aimed towards understanding the emergence of spatio-temporal organization and morphology in biological and man-made systems. Questions that motivate his research include how living cells maintain and, in many cases, spontaneously generate dynamic yet stable structures in an apparently chaotic setting, and how molecular noise could give rise to differentiation and variability in single cells. He has recently developed a course on the physics of biomolecular networks and an undergraduate course on methods of Physics (now a required course for Clark physics majors).

Ranjan Mukhopadhyay received his Ph.D. from Caltech and did postdoctoral work at Simon Fraser University and the University of Pennsylvania. He spent two years at NEC Laboratories in Princeton before joining Clark in 2003.

Some of his current projects are:

Selected Publications:

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