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Novel Approaches to Understand Complex Systems

Affiliate Membership
Awarded in 2012


Markus Covert (Bioengineering)

My primary research interest is in systems biology, and more particularly in developing and integrating new computational and experimental techniques to bettter understand complex systems.  Biologically, the lab focuses on various aspects of the relationship between hosts and pathogens (bacterial or vial) during the infection process, which can be extremely complicated and often has a dramatic impact on human health and industry.  Our lab is particularly expert in, first, computational modeling, where we build models of complex cellular processes, and use these models to predict and discover new biology, and second, live-cell fluorescence imaging and image analysis to identify the individual contributions of single cells to population behavior.