From cells to organisms, living systems are inherently multiscale. To understand the biophysical principles of living systems across scales, my group uses tools from soft matter, nonlinear and out-of-equilibrium physics to build predictive models in close collaboration with experimentalists. In particular, we are interested in how mesoscopic physical properties in cells and tissues arise from the interaction of its constituent elements. We are also interested in developing analytical and computational methods to infer the mechanical properties of tissues from time-lapse imaging data.
David Oriola is an Assistant Professor at Universitat Politènica de Barcelona (UPC).