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  1. Y. Zhang, G. Xu, R.M. Lee, Z. Zhu, J. Wu, S. Liao, G. Zhang, Y. Sun, A. Mogilner, W. Losert, T. Pan, F. Lin, Z. Xu, M. Zhao, "Collective cell migration has distinct directionality and speed dynamics", Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
  2. E. Ory, L. Bhandary, A. Boggs, K. Chakrabarti, J. Parker, W. Losert, S.S. Martin, "Analysis of microtubule growth dynamics arising from altered actin network structure and contractility in breast tumor cells.", Physical Biology, 2017.
  3. S. Dolatabadi, J. Candia, N. Akrap, C. Vannas, T. Tesan Tomic, W. Losert, G. Landberg, P. Åman, A. Ståhlberg, "Cell Cycle and Cell Size Dependent Gene Expression Reveals Distinct Subpopulations at Single-Cell Level", Frontiers in Genetics, 8, pp. 1, 2017.
  4. R.M. Lee, H. Yue, W. Rappel, W. Losert, "Inferring single-cell behaviour from large-scale epithelial sheet migration patterns", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, The Royal Society, 14(130), 2017.


  1. D. Chen, S. Sarkar, J. Candia, S.J. Florczyk, S. Bodhak, M.K. Driscoll, C.G. Simon, J.P. Dunkers, W. Losert, "Machine learning based methodology to identify cell shape phenotypes associated with microenvironmental cues", Biomaterials, 104, pp. 104-118, 2016.
  2. R.M. Lee, C.H. Stuelten, C.A. Parent, W. Losert, "Collective cell migration over long time scales reveals distinct phenotypes", Convergent Science Physical Oncology, 2, pp. 25001, 2016.
  3. H. Parikh, M. Mohiyuddin, H.Y.K. Lam, H. Iyer, D. Chen, M. Pratt, G. Bartha, N. Spies, W. Losert, J.M. Zook, M. Salit, "svclassify: a method to establish benchmark structural variant calls", BMC Genomics, 17(1), pp. 1-16, 2016.


  1. X. Sun, M.K. Driscoll, C. Guven, S. Das, C.A. Parent, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Asymmetric nanotopography biases cytoskeletal dynamics and promotes unidirectional cell guidance", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(41), pp. 12557-12562, 2015.
  2. M.K. Driscoll, W. Losert, K. Jacobson, M. Kapustina, "Spatiotemporal relationships between the cell shape and the actomyosin cortex of periodically protruding cells", Cytoskeleton, 72(6), pp. 268-281, 2015.
  3. K. Nordstrom, D. Dorsch, W. Losert, A. Winter, "A Microstructural View of Burrowing with RoboClam", Physical Review E, 92(4), pp. 042204, 2015.
  4. J. Candia, S. Cherukuri, Y. Guo, K.A. Doshi, J.R. Banavar, C.I. Civin, W. Losert, "Uncovering low-dimensional, miR-based signatures of acute myeloid and lymphoblastic leukemias with a machine-learning-driven network approach", Convergent Science Physical Oncology, 1(2), pp. 25002, 2015.
  5. J. Candia, J.R. Banavar, W. Losert, "Uncovering Phenotypes with Supercells: Applications to Single-Cell Sequencing", Chapter in , pp. 11-30, 2015.


  1. O. Nagel, C. Guven, M. Theves, M. Driscoll, W. Losert, C. Beta, "Geometry-Driven Polarity in Motile Amoeboid Cells", PLoS ONE (F. Frischknecht, ed.), 9(12), pp. e113382, 2014.
  2. K.N. Nordstrom, E. Lim, M. Harrington, W. Losert, "Granular Dynamics During Impact", Physical Review Letters, 112(22), pp. 228002, 2014.
  3. M. Mailman, M. Harrington, M. Girvan, W. Losert, "Consequences of Anomalous Diffusion in Disordered Systems under Cyclic Forcing", Physical Review Letters, 112(22), pp. 228001, 2014.
  4. K. Moore, J. Giannini, W. Losert, "Toward better physics labs for future biologists", American Journal of Physics, 82(5), pp. 387-393, 2014.
  5. M.K. Driscoll, X. Sun, C. Guven, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Cellular Contact Guidance through Dynamic Sensing of Nanotopography", ACS Nano, 8(4), pp. 3546-3555, 2014.
  6. J. Candia, J.R. Banavar, W. Losert, "Understanding health and disease with multidimensional single-cell methods", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26(7), pp. 073102, 2014.
  7. C.P. McCann, E.C. Rericha, C. Wang, W. Losert, C.A. Parent, "Dictyostelium Cells Migrate Similarly on Surfaces of Varying Chemical Composition", PLoS ONE (M. Parsons, ed.), 9(2), pp. e87981, 2014.
  8. C. Wang, S. Chowdhury, M. Driscoll, C.a. Parent, S.K. Gupta, W. Losert, "The interplay of cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion in collective cell migration", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 11(in press), pp. 20140684, 2014.
  9. S. Chowdhury, A. Thakur, P. Svec, C. Wang, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Automated Manipulation of Biological Cells Using Gripper Formations Controlled by Optical Tweezers", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 11(2), pp. 338-347, 2014.
  10. M. Harrington, M. Lin, K.N. Nordstrom, W. Losert, "Experimental measurements of orientation and rotation of dense 3D packings of spheres", Granular Matter, pp. 1-7, 2014.


  1. S. Chowdhury, P. Svec, C. Wang, K.T. Seale, J.P. Wikswo, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Automated Cell Transport in Optical Tweezers-Assisted Microfluidic Chambers", Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 10(4), pp. 980-989, 2013.
  2. R. Moosavi, M.R. Shaebani, M. Maleki, J. Torok, D.E. Wolf, W. Losert, "Coexistence and Transition between Shear Zones in Slow Granular Flows", Physical Review Letters, 111, pp. 148301, 2013.
  3. K.W. Desmond, U. Villa, M. Newey, W. Losert, "Characterizing the rheology of fluidized granular matter", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 88(3), pp. 32202, 2013.
  4. J. Candia, R. Maunu, M. Driscoll, A. Biancotto, P. Dagur, J.P. McCoy, H.N. Sen, L. Wei, A. Maritan, K. Cao, R.B. Nussenblatt, J.R. Banavar, W. Losert, "From Cellular Characteristics to Disease Diagnosis: Uncovering Phenotypes with Supercells", PLoS Computational Biology, 9(9), pp. e1003215, 2013.
  5. J. Parker, E. Sherman, M. van de Raa, D. van der Meer, L.E. Samelson, W. Losert, "Automatic sorting of point pattern sets using Minkowski Functionals", Physical Review E, 88, pp. 22720, 2013.
  6. M. Harrington, J.H. Weijs, W. Losert, "Suppression and Emergence of Granular Segregation under Cyclic Shear", Physical Review Letters, 111(7), pp. 78001, 2013.
  7. C. Guven, E. Rericha, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Modeling and Measuring Signal Relay in Noisy Directed Migration of Cell Groups", PLoS Computational Biology, 9(5), pp. e1003041, 2013.
  8. C. Wang, C. Sagar, G.S. K., W. Losert, "Optical micromanipulation of active cells with minimal perturbations: direct and indirect pushing.", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18(4), pp. 45001, 2013.
  9. M.C. Weiger, V. Vedham, C.H. Stuelten, K. Shou, M. Herrera, M. Sato, W. Losert, C.A. Parent, "Real-Time Motion Analysis Reveals Cell Directionality as an Indicator of Breast Cancer Progression", PLoS ONE, 8(3), pp. e58859, 2013.
  10. R.M. Lee, D.H. Kelley, K.N. Nordstrom, N.T. Ouellette, W. Losert, "Quantifying stretching and rearrangement in epithelial sheet migration", New Journal of Physics, 15(2), pp. 25036, 2013.
  11. N. Murdoch, B. Rozitis, K.N. Nordstrom, S. Green, P. Michel, T.L. de Lophem, W. Losert, "Granular Convection in Microgravity", Physical Review Letters, 110(1), pp. 18307, 2013.
  12. T.R. Kiessling, M. Herrera, K.D. Nnetu, E.M. Balzer, M. Girvan, A.W. Fritsch, S.S. Martin, J.A. Käs, W. Losert, "Analysis of multiple physical parameters for mechanical phenotyping of living cells", European Biophysics Journal, Springer-Verlag, 42(5), pp. 383-394, 2013.
  13. N. Murdoch, B. Rozitis, S.F. Green, T. Lophem, P. Michel, W. Losert, "Granular shear flow in varying gravitational environments", Granular Matter, Springer-Verlag, 15(2), pp. 129-137, 2013.
  14. N. Murdoch, B. Rozitis, G.S. F., M. P., d.L.T. L., W. Losert, "Simulating regoliths in microgravity", to appear, 2013.


  1. S. Slotterback, M. Mailman, K. Ronaszegi, M. van Hecke, M. Girvan, W. Losert, "Onset of irreversibility in cyclic shear of granular packings", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 85(2), pp. 21309, 2012.
  2. J.A. Dijksman, F. Rietz, K.A. Lőrincz, M. van Hecke, W. Losert, "Invited Article: Refractive index matched scanning of dense granular materials", Review of Scientific Instruments, 83(1), pp. -, 2012.
  3. M.K. Driscoll, J.L. Albanese, Z. Xiong, M. Mailman, W. Losert, K. Cao, "Automated image analysis of nuclear shape: What can we learn from a prematurely aged cell?", Aging, 4(2), pp. 119-132, 2012.
  4. N. Murdoch, P. Michel, D.C. Richardson, K. Nordstrom, C.R. Berardi, S.F. Green, W. Losert, "Numerical simulations of granular dynamics II: Particle dynamics in a shaken granular material", Icarus, 219(1), pp. 321-335, 2012.
  5. K. Glass, E. Ott, W. Losert, M. Girvan, "Implications of functional similarity for gene regulatory interactions", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2012.
  6. M.K. Driscoll, C.P. McCann, R. Kopace, T. Homan, J.T. Fourkas, C.A. Parent, W. Losert, "Cell Shape Dynamics: From Waves to Migration", PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), pp. e1002392, 2012.
  7. L. Kondic, X. Fang, W. Losert, C.S. O'Hern, R.P. Behringer, "Microstructure evolution during impact on granular matter", Physical Review E, 85, pp. 11305, 2012.
  8. A.P. V., M. Janka-Junttila, L.Y. Jong, M.C. P., O.C. M., A.K. A., L. Wolfgang, C.M. T., C.A. Parent, "LTB4 Is a Signal-Relay Molecule during Neutrophil Chemotaxis", Developmental Cell, 22(5), pp. 1079-1091, 2012.
  9. A.G. Banerjee, S. Chowdhury, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Real-Time Path Planning for Coordinated Transport of Multiple Particles Using Optical Tweezers", Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 9(4), pp. 669-678, 2012.
  10. S. Chowdhury, P. Svec, C. Wang, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Gripper synthesis for indirect manipulation of cells using Holographic Optical Tweezers", In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 2749-2754, 2012.
  11. C.W.P.S.W.L. A. Thakur S. Chowdhury, S.K. Gupta, "Automated Indirect Optical Micromanipulation Of Biological Cells Using Indirect Pushing To Minimize Photo-Damage", In ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2012.
  12. S. Chowdhury, A. Thakur, C. Wang, P. Svec, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Automated indirect transport of biological cells with optical tweezers using planar gripper formations", In Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 267-272, 2012.


  1. B. Koss, S. Chowdhury, T. Aabo, S.K. Gupta, W. Losert, "Indirect optical gripping with triplet traps", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, OSA, 28(5), pp. 982-985, 2011.
  2. H. Zhou, B.B. Gabilondo, W. Losert, W. van de Water, "Stretching and relaxation of vesicles", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 83(1), pp. 11905, 2011.
  3. A.G. Banerjee, S. Chowdhury, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Survey on indirect optical manipulation of cells, nucleic acids, and motor proteins", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 16(5), pp. 51302-51311, 2011.
  4. M. Herrera, S. McCarthy, S. Slotterback, E. Cephas, W. Losert, M. Girvan, "Path to fracture in granular flows: Dynamics of contact networks", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 83(6), pp. 61303, 2011.
  5. M.K. Driscoll, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Local and global measures of shape dynamics", Physical Biology, 8(5), pp. 55001, 2011.
  6. K.W. Desmond, U. Villa, M. Newey, W. Losert, "Characterizing the Rheology of Fluidized Granular Matter", submitted to Physical Review Letters, 2011.
  7. S. Chowdhury, P. Svec, C. Wang, K. Seale, J.P. Wikswo, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Investigation of Automated Cell Manipulation in Optical Tweezers-Assisted Microfluidic Chamber Using Simulations", In ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2011.


  1. J.A. Dijksman, E. Wandersman, S. Slotterback, C.R. Berardi, W.D. Updegraff, M. van Hecke, W. Losert, "From frictional to viscous behavior: Three-dimensional imaging and rheology of gravitational suspensions", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 82(6), pp. 60301, 2010.
  2. J. Galanis, R. Nossal, W. Losert, D. Harries, "Nematic Order in Small Systems: Measuring the Elastic and Wall-Anchoring Constants in Vibrofluidized Granular Rods", Phys. Rev. Lett., American Physical Society, 105(16), pp. 168001, 2010.
  3. C.R. Berardi, K. Barros, J.F. Douglas, W. Losert, "Direct observation of stringlike collective motion in a two-dimensional driven granular fluid", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 81(4), pp. 41301, 2010.
  4. S. Han, E. Makareeva, N.V. Kuznetsova, A.M. DeRidder, M.B. Sutter, W. Losert, C.L. Phillips, R. Visse, H. Nagase, S. Leikin, "Molecular mechanism of type I collagen homotrimer resistance to mammalian collagenases", Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2010.
  5. C.P. McCann, P.W. Kriebel, C.A. Parent, W. Losert, "Cell speed, persistence and information transmission during signal relay and collective migration", Journal of Cell Science, 123(10), pp. 1724-1731, 2010.
  6. L. Liu, S. Das, W. Losert, C.A. Parent, "mTORC2 Regulates Neutrophil Chemotaxis in a cAMP- and RhoA-Dependent Fashion", Developmental Cell, 19(6), pp. 845-857, 2010.
  7. A.G. Banerjee, A. Pomerance, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Developing a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Framework for Optical Tweezer-Based Automated Particle Transport Operations", Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 7(2), pp. 218-227, 2010.


  1. A. Pomerance, E. Ott, M. Girvan, W. Losert, "The effect of network topology on the stability of discrete state models of genetic control", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009.
  2. M. Driscoll, R. Kopace, L. Li, C. McCann, J. Watts, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "The adventures of Dicty, the Dictyostelium cell", Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 19(4), pp. -, 2009.


  1. S. Slotterback, M. Toiya, L. Goff, J.F. Douglas, W. Losert, "Correlation between Particle Motion and Voronoi-Cell-Shape Fluctuations during the Compaction of Granular Matter", Phys. Rev. Lett., American Physical Society, 101(25), pp. 258001, 2008.
  2. S. Han, D.J. McBride, W. Losert, S. Leikin, "Segregation of Type I Collagen Homo- and Heterotrimers in Fibrils", Journal of Molecular Biology, 383(1), pp. 122-132, 2008.
  3. L. Li, M. Driscoll, G. Kumi, R. Hernandez, K.J. Gaskell, W. Losert, J.T. Fourkas, "Binary and Gray-Scale Patterning of Chemical Functionality on Polymer Films", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(41), pp. 13512-13513, 2008.


  1. R. Skupsky, C. McCann, R. Nossal, W. Losert, "Bias in the gradient-sensing response of chemotactic cells", Journal of Theoretical Biology, 247(2), pp. 242-258, 2007.
  2. R. Luo, B. Ahvazi, D. Amariei, D. Shroder, B. Burrola, W. Losert, P.A. Randazzo, "Kinetic analysis of GTP hydrolysis catalysed by the Arf1-GTP–ASAP1 complex", Biochem J, 402(3), pp. 439-447, 2007.
  3. M. Toiya, J. Hettinga, W. Losert, "3D Imaging of particle motion during penetrometer testing", Granular Matter, Springer-Verlag, 9(5), pp. 323-329, 2007.
  4. A.J. Pons, A. Karma, S. Akamatsu, M. Newey, A. Pomerance, H. Singer, W. Losert, "Feedback control of unstable cellular solidification fronts", Phys. Rev. E, American Physical Society, 75(2), pp. 21602, 2007.


  1. N. Taberlet, M. Newey, P. Richard, W. Losert, "On axial segregation in a tumbler: an experimental and numerical study", Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2006(07), pp. P07013--P07013, 2006.
  2. S. Akamatsu, K. Lee, W. Losert, "Control of eutectic solidification microstructures through laser spot perturbations", Journal of Crystal Growth, 289(1), pp. 331-338, 2006.
  3. S.J. Friedmann, N. Taberlet, W. Losert, "Rock-avalanche dynamics: insights from granular physics experiments", International Journal of Earth Sciences, 95(5), pp. 911-919, 2006.
  4. J. Galanis, D. Harries, D. Sackett, W. Losert, R. Nossal, "Spontaneous Patterning of Confined Granular Rods", Physical Review Letters, 96(2), pp. 28002, 2006.


  1. P. Ribière, P. Richard, R. Delannay, D. Bideau, M. Toiya, W. Losert, "Effect of Rare Events on Out-of-Equilibrium Relaxation", Physical Review Letters, 95(26), pp. 268001, 2005.
  2. R. Skupsky, W. Losert, R.J. Nossal, "Distinguishing modes of eukaryotic gradient sensing.", Biophysical journal, 89(4), pp. 2806-2823, 2005.
  3. J. Stambaugh, K. Van Workum, J. Douglas, W. Losert, "Polymerization transitions in two-dimensional systems of dipolar spheres", Physical Review E, 72(3), pp. 31301, 2005.
  4. A. Pomerance, J. Matthews, M. Ferguson, J.S. Urbach, W. Losert, "Actin Polymerization in a Thermal Gradient", Macromolecular Symposia, 227(1), pp. 231-242, 2005.
  5. K. Lee, W. Losert, "Controlled dynamics of grain boundaries in binary alloys", Acta Materialia, 53(12), pp. 3503-3510, 2005.
  6. L. Wu, K. Lee, X. Wang, D.S. English, W. Losert, G.F. Payne, "Chitosan-mediated and spatially selective electrodeposition of nanoscale particles.", Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 21(8), pp. 3641-3646, 2005.


  1. N. Taberlet, W. Losert, P. Richard, "Understanding the dynamics of segregation bands of simulated granular material in a rotating drum", Europhysics Letters (EPL), 68(4), pp. 522-528, 2004.
  2. K. Lee, W. Losert, "Local control of the dendritic microstructure through perturbation", Journal of Crystal Growth, 269(2-4), pp. 592-598, 2004.
  3. J. Stambaugh, Z. Smith, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Segregation in a monolayer of magnetic spheres", Physical Review E, 70(3), pp. 31304, 2004.
  4. M. Toiya, J. Stambaugh, W. Losert, "Transient and Oscillatory Granular Shear Flow", Physical Review Letters, 93(8), pp. 88001, 2004.
  5. M. Newey, J. Ozik, S.M. van der Meer, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Band-in-band segregation of multidisperse granular mixtures", Europhysics Letters (EPL), 66(2), pp. 205-211, 2004.


  1. N. Taberlet, P. Richard, A. Valance, W. Losert, J. Pasini, J. Jenkins, R. Delannay, "Superstable Granular Heap in a Thin Channel", Physical Review Letters, 91(26), pp. 264301, 2003.
  2. J. Stambaugh, D.P. Lathrop, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Pattern formation in a monolayer of magnetic spheres.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 68(2 Pt 2), pp. 26207, 2003.
  3. S.J. Friedmann, "Granular memory and its effect on the triggering and distribution of rock avalanche events", Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B8), pp. 2380, 2003.


  1. W. Losert, G. Kwon, "Transient and Steady-State Dynamics of Granular Shear Flows", Advances in Complex Systems, World Scientific Publishing Company, 04(04), pp. 369-377, 2001.
  2. J. Kim, J. Vaishnav, E. Ott, S. Venkataramani, W. Losert, "Front propagation of spatiotemporal chaos", Physical Review E, 64(1), pp. 16215, 2001.
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