Edward J. Banigan

I am a postdoctoral associate in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT working with Professor Leonid Mirny.

I am a theoretical and computational biological physicist interested in 1) how cells maintain their internal organization, 2) how cells respond to forces, and 3) the soft matter physics that seems to govern some of this biology.   I am particularly interested in the biophysical principles at work within the cell nucleus, which houses the ~1 meter length of DNA that comprises the human genome and encodes cellular activity.

I like to build theoretical and simulation models for cell biological systems.  In the Mirny lab, I am analyzing genome contact maps (Hi-C data) to infer properties of chromatin and inform these model-building efforts.

Until recently, I was previously a postdoctoral fellow in Physics & Astronomy working with Professor John Marko at Northwestern University.  I was also affiliated with the Center for Computation and Theory of Soft Materials

For more about my research, please see my Research page or my Google Scholar profile.

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