Welcome to the Keymer Laboratory
We study the biophysics and spatial evolutionary ecology of microbial assemblages in nanofabricated adaptive (habitat) landscapes. We combine theoretical biology with experimental biophysics to study systems microbiology in nano-scale on-chip ecosystems.
PHYSICS:We study the physics of the interface between organisms (cells) and their enviroment (niches). At the nanoscale, this interface blurs into a soft-matter physical system. We are interested in self-assembly and self-replication in biophysical evolutionary systems.