I am a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of soft matter, disordered systems, and biophysics. I received my PhD from Princeton University in June 2018, and subsequently started my new position as an inaugural Life Sciences Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


    My research aims to uncover the physical principles that shape living architectures, including biopolymer networks and bacterial biofilms. These systems are extremely disordered on the cellular scale. How can such messy assemblies reliably perform complex functions? And how do these complex structures assemble themselves in the first place?

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Email: farzan (ат) umich (dот) edu