ANDREW D. RUTENBERG ANDREW D. RUTENBERG Dalhousie Physics Dalhousie

Opportunities

Biological physics is a growing field both in Canada (see qbio.ca) and internationally. Since physicists are quantitative, it is part of quantitative biology, and often builds on models and results from soft-condensed matter physics as well as (non-equilibrium) statistical physics. I'm a theoretical physicist, who uses computational techniques to build and explore streamlined models of biological systems. The goals are to propose quantitatively viable mechanisms, to explore cause-and-effect, to characterize new phenomenology, to identify key experiments, to explain striking experimental observations, and to develop new tools to analyze both model and experimental data. These goals are interdependent, and require good data.

I work with undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs, often in collaboration with experimental research groups.