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A woman wearing glasses and short sleeve pink sweater sit nexts to a commercial knitting machine.

The team used experiments and simulations to quantify and predict how knit fabric response can be programmed. By establishing a mathematical theory of knitted materials, the researchers hope that knitting — and textiles in general — can be…

Fenton (center) with students Henry Chionuma, Evan Rheaume, Jimena Siles-Paredes, Casey Lee-Trimble, and Ilja Uzelac

The award recognizes “honors a scientist or clinician who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology," and recognizes Fenton's groundbreaking research, which uses physics to better…

2024 Workshop Organizers

This year, the first year QBioS PhD students and the InQuBATE cohort hosted their workshop on the topic, “Hands on Protein Modeling Using AlphaFold2.”…

Emma Bingham Headshot

Congratulations to QBioS student, Emma Bingham, who received the Bonnie B. and Charles K. Rice Jr. Fellowship for outstanding graduate students in the School of Physics. The fellowship provides $5000 in funding. …

Four people walking across a salt marsh

Understanding how salt marsh grass stays healthy is of crucial ecological importance, and studying the ways bacteria interact with these plants is key. Thanks to recent advances in genomic technology, Georgia Tech biologists have begun to reveal…

Worm research robot

To determine if this passive control hypothesis was correct, a team of roboticists, physicists, and engineers led by …

Tucker Lancaster Seminar

The fall 2020 cohort of Quantitative Biosciences PhD students hosted a series of talks about their research. 

Can this small robot outrun a spider? Photo Credit: Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Lab, CU Boulder.

Georgia Tech Researcher Simon Sponberg collaborates to ask why robotic advancements have yet to outpace animals — and look at what we can learn from biology to engineer new robotic designs.

Aditi Das

The new technique can be used to study the dynamics of other biomolecules, breaking free of constraints that have limited microscopy to still images of fixed molecules. “This is the first time we are looking at a protein on an individual scale…

Photo credit: Paul Skorupskas, unsplash.com

A team of Georgia Tech researchers is the first to study the relationship between fluctuations in attention and the brain network…

(Left to Right) - Luis Felipe Cedeno Perez, Shu Gong, Ben Doshna, Jianfeng Lin, Tre Thomas, Kseniia Shilova

The Quantitative Biosciences graduate program is thrilled to introduce this year’s class of first-year PhD students. These students are currently busy with two rotations this semester, as well as planning the 2024 Hands…

Simon Sponberg

NSF has awarded the interdisciplinary team six years of funding to support the Integrative Movement Sciences Institute. The Institute, which includes a Georgia Tech contingent of researchers led by Co-PI…

An underwater photo of several sea cucumbers and fish surrounding coral.

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that sea cucumbers — sediment-eating organisms that function like autonomous vacuum cleaners of the ocean floor — play an enormous…

A human eye

Georgia Tech chemists are exploring the behavior of a complex protein associated with glaucoma — characterizing one of the largest amyloid-forming proteins to date. The study could lead to more treatment and…

Neha Garg

The Natural Products Reports Lectureship recognizes Garg’s outstanding research in the field of natural products: biological…

Abouzar Kaboudian and Flavio Fenton

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for Flavio Fenton to have the heart on his mind. Fenton has been fascinated by the human heart for 30 years.

Group Photo

Congratulations to our QBioS award winners for 2023, who were recognized at the Winter Party on December 6! …

Hawkmoth flight muscles exhibit delayed stretch activation, a hallmark of asynchronous flight.

Many insects fly synchronously, matching the nervous system pulses to wing movement. But smaller insects don’t have the mechanics for this and must flap their wings harder, which works only up to a certain point. That’s where asynchronous flight…

A rock with mussels attached has a block of ice underneath it.

In a groundbreaking study, a team of Georgia Tech researchers has unveiled a remarkable discovery: the identification of novel bacterial proteins that play a vital role in the formation and stability of methane clathrates, which trap…

3D computer-generated rendering of a whole influenza (flu) virus

A newly funded research project, going underway at the Georgia Institute of Technology, might one day lead to the development of a pill or capsule able to boost the effectiveness of traditional vaccines against influenza, which kills as many as…