We are interested in understanding the formation of biofilms through quantitatively analyzing and understanding motility, communication, and other inter-cellular interactions in microbial systems to decipher motivation. Our lab is inherently interdisciplinary in scope; we use tools and techniques from applied microbiology, soft-matter physics, and microfluidics. In addition, we are interested in both fundamental and applied research, as well as their transfer to biotechnology applications.


Crash landing of Vibrio cholerae by MSHA pili-assisted braking and anchoring in a viscoelastic environment
eLife (2021)
July 2, 2021
Leptothrix cholodnii Response to Nutrient Limitation
Front. Microbiol. (2021)
June 24, 2021


Bac successfully defended her dissertation
May 21, 2020
JSPS summer intern to join the group (Lea Pinon from ENS, Paris)
June 20, 2018
Website Launch
June 1, 2018

Contact Us

Doctoral and post-doctoral positions are available, however at this time external funding is needed for postdocs. We seek enthusiastic, self-motivated scientists of all backgrounds.