Mikhail Tikhonov

Assistant professor of physics

Mikhail Tikhonov is interested in how function and information in living systems is compartmentalized and hierarchically structured across scales. He would like to know if ecological, evolutionary and regulatory phenomena could be described by the same mathematics. While much of his research focuses on the scales of an organism or community, he is intrigued by the parallels between the spatial organization of multispecies consortia and the enzyme localization shaping metabolic efficiency of sub-cellular components.