January 2016
Julie's paper on image cytometry was published (see pubs)!

September 2016
Stella's paper on SuperSegger was published (see pubs)!

June 2016
Julie's paper on Chromosome Dynamics was published (see pubs)!

June 2015
Sarah absolutely slays her general exam. Good work!

May 2015
Stella celebrates May Day by acing her general exam!

April 2015
Julie passed her general exam too! Woo hoo!

March 2015
Jackie passed her general exam with flying colors. Congrats!!!

January 2015
Dr. Nate's paper with the Spakowitz group is featured as New and Notable by the Biophysical Journal!

October 2014
Stella's mRNA dynamics paper and Dr. Nate's ASKA paper are accepted (see pubs)!

May 2014
Jackie and Stella present their work at the 2014 Northwest APS meeting.

Februrary 2014
Dr. Nate, Jackie, and Sarah travel to San Fran to present their work at the 2014 BPS Conference.

September 2013
Physics graduate student Stella Stylianidou joins the group.

June 2013
Physics graduate student Jackie Corbitt joins the group.

May 2013
Nate's paper on chromosome segregation.

January 2013
Physics Grad Student Sarah Mangiamelli joins the lab to work on DNA replication.

September 2012
Physics Grad Student Julie Cass joins the lab to work on chromosome segregation in E. coli. Welcome!

June 2012
Congrats to the newly minted Dr. Brian Ross (about time!)

Despite being one of the oldest scientific disciplines, there still exist many fundamental unanswered questions in biology. With the relatively recent advent and rapid development of advanced microscopy techniques and genetics, we are now able to directly visualize subcellular biological processes in real-time with single-molecule sensitivity. This revolution in the field of quantitative biology has opened up many new and exciting experimental possibilites and has provided new tools to better understand the world around us.

Here in the Wiggins Lab, we are interested in the origins of structure and organization in biological systems. We study the "hydrogen atom" of biology: the tiny, single-celled bacterium. Bacteria are the smallest and some of the oldest organisms on the planet and because of their relative simplicity, they are an ideal experimental system to investigate basic biological questions. We use a combination of experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches in our work, including single-molecule microscopy, the development of advanced automated image analysis software, and quantitative biophysical models and simulations. Check out our Research page for more information on our current projects.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do or would like to arrange a visit to the lab, please visit the Contact Us page for more information.

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