Shankar Mukherji

Assistant Professor of Physics

Our group aims to understand how the eukaryotic cell coordinates biophysical processes from molecular to cellular scales to build itself and grow. Of particular current interest is examining how systems-level organelle biogenesis correlates with cellular growth. We are excited to explore the use of biomolecular condensates as precise synthetic biological tools to engineer the physical environment of the cell and the landscape of organelle interactions and thus allow us to probe how the cell allocates space and resources to optimize physiological function.