I am interested in the emergent collective behavior of cells in dense biological tissues, which is relevant in a broad range of biological processes, including cancer invasion and embryonic development. Currently I am trying to understand how topological defects are generated by the active forces of cell division and apoptosis in homeostatic tissues. I am also working to understand the organization and dynamics of topological charges in a cell layer confined to a spherical surface.


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