We are interested in the application of quantitative, computational and theoretical approaches toward understanding how multicellular organisms coordinate cell growth, physical forces, and gene expression to create tissues and organisms. We address fundamental questions in animal and plant development through interdisciplinary collaborations between biologists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers and other researchers. The cluster also facilitates training in quantitative and computational approaches to cellular and developmental biology research, and promotes awareness of the cutting edge science and scientists in this emerging field.

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