polin Research summary

I am an Assistant Professor in Soft Matter and Biophysics in the Department of Physics. My current interest is mainly focused on the biophysics of microorganisms, one of the most important and diverse group of organisms on Earth. I study how they interact with the physical world and with each other, from the workings of individual organelles to the behaviour of populations. I am a member of the Soft Matter and Biological Fluid Dynamics Lab within the Physics Department. Before coming to the University of Warwick I have been a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow and a EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Raymond Goldstein (DAMTP, University of Cambridge). I did my Ph.D. in the Center for Soft Matter Research, NYU, working on colloidal interactions with holographic optical tweezers under the supervision of David Grier.


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Jeanneret et al.(2016) Entrainment dominates the interaction of microalgae with micron-sized objects.
Nature Commmunications, 7: 12518.

Contino et al. (2015) Microalgae scatter off solid surfaces by hydrodynamic and contact forces.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115: 258102

Polin et al. (2015) Synchronized cell motion without fluid interactions.
Physics, 8: 117.

Brumley et al. (2015) Metachronal waves in the flagellar beating of Volvox and their hydrodynamic origin.
Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 12, 20141358.

Brumley et al. (2014) Flagellar synchronization through direct hydrodynamic interactions.
eLife, 3: e02750.