Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan

is Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Physics at Harvard University. Maha is a member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology. A mathematician and scientist, he holds a PhD from Stanford University. His work centers around using mathematics to understand the organization of matter in space and time, particularly at the scale observable by our unaided senses, and is thus closely tied in with experience and experiments. His interests include the mechanics of plant and fungal movements, the morphogenesis of folded tissues such as the intestines and brain, and the elasticity of the cytoskeleton.

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