We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers working at the interface of biology, physics, and engineering sciences. We  use quantitative experiments with human embryonic stem cells and mathematical modeling to answer fundamental questions in developmental and stem cell biology.

Recent news:

11/4/2019 Welcome Phil!
Phil Auckland has joined the lab as a postdoc and Rice Academy Fellow.

10/15/2019 2D Gastruloid 
signaling dynamics paper out in PLOS Biology
Read the paper here.

9/13/2019 Ectodermal patterning paper out in Development.
Read the paper here, also highlighted by Development, and an interview with Aryeh and George.

4/13/2019 Welcome Siqi!
Siqi Du has joined the lab as a graduate student

4/4/2019 Congratulations Joseph!
Joseph passed his PhD defense. Congratulations Dr Massey!

3/25/2019 Congratulations Kinshuk!
Kinshuk passed his PhD defense. Congratulations Dr Mitra!

3/4/2019 Nodal and BMP dynamics in self-organization paper out in eLife
Read our paper on how the different dynamics of signaling influence cell fate decisions here.

2/28/2019 Wnt dynamics paper in PNAS
Our paper on Wnt signaling dynamics in pluripotency and differentiation is out in PNAS. Read it here. Rice new release here.

2/25/2019 Welcome Eleana!
Eleana Rizou has joined the lab as a graduate student

1/7/2019 Welcome Ye!
Ye Zhu has joined the lab as a graduate student

12/23/2018 Secreted RNA reporter paper published in ACS Synthetic Biology
Our paper on using engineered small RNAs as reporters is published. Find it here.

10/11/2018 2d gastuloid patterning paper on bioRxiv
Our preprint on how BMP, WNT and Nodal combine to generate self-organized patterns is online now. link.

Stem cells in micropattern