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Nikta Fakhri
Nikta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at MIT. She completed her undergraduate degree at Sharif University of Technology and her PhD at Rice University. She was a Human Frontier Science Program postdoctoral fellow at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany before joining MIT.

Lab Manager: Olutayo Ogun

Administrative Assistant: Monica Wolf​

Graduate students:

Alexandru Bacanu Alexandru Bacanu
MIT Physics G3. Interested in applying polymer theory, simulations as well as experiments to carbon nanotubes in biologically inspired environments.

Yoon Jung Yoon Yoon Jung
MIT Physics G2. Interested in studying intracellular dynamics from a Physics perspective.

James Pelletier James Pelletier
MIT Physics G4. Interested in nonequilibrium mechanics of cytoskeletal networks.

Tzer Han Tan Tzer Han Tan
MIT Physics G2. Interested in applying ideas and principles in physics to biological systems.

Undergraduate Students:

Aina Martinez i Zurita
MIT Physics.



Kinneret Keren (Technion)

Jörn Dunkel (MIT)


Jacob Gold (MIT)