Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


Dr Shiladitya Banerjee

Dr. Shiladitya Banerjee

Short CV

Shiladitya Banerjee is a Junior Group Leader in Theoretical Physics Applied to Biology at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London (UCL). He is a Fellow at the UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems (IPLS). Before joining UCL, Shiladitya was a Postdoctoral Fellow at James Franck Institute of the University of Chicago (2013 - 2016). Shiladitya received his PhD in Physics from Syracuse University in New York in 2013.

Research Interests

I am interested in the physics of soft living matter; in particular, understanding the mechanics and self-organizing principles of living systems. I design and develop theory and computational simulations to model biological behavior from molecular to organismic scales, in close collaboration with experimentalists. My current research focuses on understanding the mechanics of the cell cytoskeleton, cell-matrix adhesion, collective cell motility, bacterial growth control and cell size regulation in microorganisms.

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