My research focuses on emergent behavior in bacteria such as Myxococcus xanthus, which are known for a diverse set of communal behaviors under various conditions. I focus on quantifying changes in collective cellular behavior under starvation conditions that lead to the formation of fruiting bodies, particularly during later stages of aggregation, using data-driven modeling. My research also focuses on analyzing mathematical models of neumatic alignment, where crowded cellular environments and subsequent cell-to-cell collisions aid in aligning neighboring cells.


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