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My research interests lie at the interface of biological physics, soft condensed matter physics and statistical physics. My most recent projects have include studies of collective animal motion (flocking), computer modeling of bacterial diversity in ecosystems, artificial evolution and biologically-inspired nanostructures. My students and I approach these problems using a combination of experimental techniques, including video, optical methods and scanning probe microscopy,and computational modeling. In my research before coming to Haverford, I focused on using scattering techniques (x-ray and optical) in the study of biological membranes and low-dimensional soft matter systems.