Prize Recipient

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Andrew Mugler
University of Pittsburgh


"For demonstrating the trade-offs associated with feedback-induced criticality in multicellular sensing, through analysis of simple models, which is published in the article entitled ‘Multicellular sensing at a feedback-induced critical point’ in Physical Review E 102, 052411 (2020)."


Andrew Mugler received his BS in Physics at Harvey Mudd College in 2004, received his PhD in Physics at Columbia University in 2010, held postdoctoral positions at AMOLF Institute and Emory University, and began his Physics faculty position at Purdue University before moving to the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on deriving physical limits to biological precision and discovering physical laws for collective biological phenomena. He has worked in collaboration with many experimental groups, including biologists, physicists, chemists, and engineers. He was named a Simons Investigator in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (2015) and is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2021).

Selection Committee:

Aparna Baskaran (Chair), Arezoo Ardekani, Moumita Das, Emanuela DelGado, Haim Diamant, Jeremy England, Venkatraghavan Ganesan, Valeri Goncharov, Sumantra Sarkar