Shankar Mukherji

Assistant professor of physics

Among the defining features of the eukaryotic cell is its organization into spatial compartments known as organelles. Organelles occupy a key position in the cellular economy, as both leading producers and consumers of the metabolic products critical to cellular growth, maintenance, and development. In our group, we use a combination of quantitative experiment and mathematical methods derived from statistical physics and computer science to address fundamental questions in cell biology: What are the principles by which the cell allocates resources to its organelles? How does the physiology of the cell emerge from its organelle composition?