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  1. R.M. Lee, L. Campanello, M. Hourwitz, P. Alvarez, A. Omidvar, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Quantifying topography-guided actin dynamics across scales using optical flow", Molecular Biology of the Cell, 31(16), pp. 1753-1764, 2020.
  2. Y. Shen, B.U.S. Schmidt, H. Kubitschke, E.W. Morawetz, B. Wolf, J.A. Käs, W. Losert, "Detecting heterogeneity in and between breast cancer cell lines", Cancer Convergence, 4(1), pp. 1, 2020.
  3. X. Sun, M.J. Hourwitz, S. Das, J. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Chapter 12.4 - Cell motility and nanolithography", Chapter in Three-Dimensional Microfabrication Using Two-Photon Polymerization (Second Edition) (T. Baldacchini, ed.), William Andrew Publishing, pp. 527-540, 2020.
  4. J. Schnauß, B.U.S. Schmidt, C.B. Brazel, S. Dogan, W. Losert, U. Anderegg, J.A. Käs, "Influence of hyaluronic acid binding on the actin cortex measured by optical forces", Journal of Biophotonics, 13(7), pp. e201960215, 2020.


  1. A. Peshkov, M. Girvan, D.C. Richardson, W. Losert, "Reversibility of granular rotations and translations", Physical Review E, 100(4), pp. 042905, 2019.
  2. R.M. Lee, W. Losert, "Dynamics phenotyping across length and time scales in collective cell migration", Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, 93, pp. 69-76, 2019.
  3. D. Hestroffer, P. Sánchez, L. Staron, A.C. Bagatin, S. Eggl, W. Losert, N. Murdoch, E. Opsomer, F. Radjai, D.C. Richardson, M. Salazar, D.J. Scheeres, S. Schwartz, N. Taberlet, H. Yano, "Small Solar System Bodies as granular media", The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 27(1), pp. 6, 2019.
  4. E.A. Lescak, K.M. O’Neill, G.M. Collu, S. Das, "Ten simple rules for providing a meaningful research experience to high school students", PLOS Computational Biology, 15(4), pp. e1006920, 2019.
  5. S. Chen, M.J. Hourwitz, L. Campanello, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, C.A. Parent, "Actin Cytoskeleton and Focal Adhesions Regulate the Biased Migration of Breast Cancer Cells on Nanoscale Asymmetric Sawteeth", ACS Nano, 2019.


  1. Y. Shen, N. Kubben, J. Candia, A.V. Morozov, T. Misteli, W. Losert, "RefCell: multi-dimensional analysis of image-based high-throughput screens based on ‘typical cells’", BMC Bioinformatics, 19(1), pp. 427, 2018.
  2. Y. Shen, B. Chaigne-Delalande, R.W.J. Lee, W. Losert, "CytoBinning: Immunological insights from multi-dimensional data", PLOS ONE, 13(10), pp. e0205291, 2018.
  3. O. Ilina, L. Campanello, P.G. Gritsenko, M. Vullings, C. Wang, P. Bult, W. Losert, P. Friedl, "Intravital microscopy of collective invasion plasticity in breast cancer", Disease Models & Mechanisms, 11(9), pp. dmm034330, 2018.
  4. W. Wang, S. Chen, S. Das, W. Losert, C.A. Parent, "Adenylyl cyclase A mRNA localized at the back of cells is actively translated in live chemotaxing Dictyostelium", J Cell Sci, 131(9), pp. jcs216176, 2018.
  5. C.H. Stuelten, R.M. Lee, W. Losert, C.A. Parent, "Lysophosphatidic acid regulates the motility of MCF10CA1a breast cancer cell sheets via two opposing signaling pathways", Cellular Signalling, 45, pp. 1-11, 2018.
  6. X. Sun, M.J. Hourwitz, E.M. Baker, B.U.S. Schmidt, W. Losert, J.T. Fourkas, "Replication of biocompatible, nanotopographic surfaces", Scientific Reports, 8(1), pp. 564, 2018.


  1. E.C. Ory, D. Chen, K.R. Chakrabarti, P. Zhang, J.I. Andorko, C.M. Jewell, W. Losert, S.S. Martin, "Extracting microtentacle dynamics of tumor cells in a non-adherent environment", Oncotarget, 8(67), pp. 111567-111580, 2017.
  2. 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, 74(20), pp. 3841-3850, 2017.
  3. Z. Tariq, H. Zhang, A. Chia-Liu, Y. Shen, Y. Gete, Z. Xiong, C. Tocheny, L. Campanello, D. Wu, W. Losert, K. Cao, "Lamin A and microtubules collaborate to maintain nuclear morphology", Nucleus, 8(4), pp. 433-446, 2017.
  4. D. Hestroffer, A. Campo Bagatín, W. Losert, E. Opsomer, P. Sánchez, D.J. Scheeres, L. Staron, N. Taberlet, H. Yano, S. Eggl, C. Lecomte, N. Murdoch, F. Radjai, D.C. Richardson, M. Salazar, S.R. Schwartz, P. Tanga, "Small solar system bodies as granular systems", In , 140, pp. 14011, 2017.
  5. 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, 14(130), pp. 20170147, 2017.
  6. S. Das, J.M. Parker, C. Guven, W. Wang, P.W. Kriebel, W. Losert, D.R. Larson, C.A. Parent, "Adenylyl cyclase mRNA localizes to the posterior of polarized DICTYOSTELIUM cells during chemotaxis", BMC Cell Biology, 18(1), pp. 23, 2017.
  7. J.P.B.d. Menezes, A. Koushik, S. Das, C. Guven, A. Siegel, M.F. Laranjeira‐Silva, W. Losert, N.W. Andrews, "Leishmania infection inhibits macrophage motility by altering F-actin dynamics and the expression of adhesion complex proteins", Cellular Microbiology, 19(3), pp. e12668, 2017.
  8. E.C. Ory, L. Bhandary, A.E. Boggs, K.R. 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, 14(2), pp. 026005, 2017.
  9. 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, 2017.
  10. S. Aghayee, D.E. Winkowski, Z. Bowen, E.E. Marshall, M.J. Harrington, P.O. Kanold, W. Losert, "Particle Tracking Facilitates Real Time Capable Motion Correction in 2D or 3D Two-Photon Imaging of Neuronal Activity", Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 11, 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(2), pp. 025001, 2016.
  3. X. Sun, S. Das, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Chapter 12.4 - Cell Motility and Nanolithography", Chapter in Three-Dimensional Microfabrication Using Two-photon Polymerization (T. Baldacchini, ed.), William Andrew Publishing, Oxford, pp. 335-344, 2016.
  4. 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. 64, 2016.
  5. S. Sarkar, B. Baker, D. Chen, P. Pine, J. McDaniel, M. Salit, W. Losert, C. Simon, J. Dunkers, "Roles of Nanofiber Scaffold Structure and Chemistry in Directing Human Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Response", Advances in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine: Open Access, 1(1), pp. 1-13, 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. K.N. Nordstrom, D.S. Dorsch, W. Losert, A.G. Winter, "Microstructural view of burrowing with a bioinspired digging robot", Physical Review E, 92(4), pp. 042204, 2015.
  3. 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.
  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. 025002, 2015.
  5. J. Candia, J.R. Banavar, W. Losert, "Uncovering Phenotypes with Supercells: Applications to Single-Cell Sequencing", Chapter in Single Cell Sequencing and Systems Immunology (X. Wang, ed.), Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 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, 9(12), pp. e113382, 2014.
  2. 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(100), pp. 20140684, 2014.
  3. A. Thakur, S. Chowdhury, P. Švec, C. Wang, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Indirect pushing based automated micromanipulation of biological cells using optical tweezers", The International Journal of Robotics Research, 33(8), pp. 1098-1111, 2014.
  4. K. Nordstrom, E. Lim, M. Harrington, W. Losert, "Granular Dynamics During Impact", Physical Review Letters, 112(22), pp. 228002, 2014.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. M. Harrington, M. Lin, K.N. Nordstrom, W. Losert, "Experimental measurements of orientation and rotation of dense 3D packings of spheres", Granular Matter, 16(2), pp. 185-191, 2014.
  8. S. Chowdhury, A. Thakur, P. Švec, 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.
  9. K. Moore, J. Giannini, W. Losert, "Toward better physics labs for future biologists", American Journal of Physics, 82(5), pp. 387-393, 2014.
  10. 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, 9(2), pp. e87981, 2014.
  11. 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.


  1. S. Chowdhury, P. Švec, C. Wang, K.T. Seale, J.P. Wikswo, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Automated Cell Transport in Optical Tweezers-Assisted Microfluidic Chambers", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10(4), pp. 980-989, 2013.
  2. R. Moosavi, M.R. Shaebani, M. Maleki, J. Török, D.E. Wolf, W. Losert, "Coexistence and Transition between Shear Zones in Slow Granular Flows", Physical Review Letters, 111(14), pp. 148301, 2013.
  3. K.W. Desmond, U. Villa, M. Newey, W. Losert, "Characterizing the rheology of fluidized granular matter", Physical Review E, 88(3), pp. 032202, 2013.
  4. J. Candia, R. Maunu, M. Driscoll, A. Biancotto, P. Dagur, J.P.M. Jr, 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. M. Harrington, J.H. Weijs, W. Losert, "Suppression and Emergence of Granular Segregation under Cyclic Shear", Physical Review Letters, 111(7), pp. 078001, 2013.
  6. 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(2), pp. 022720, 2013.
  7. N. Murdoch, B. Rozitis, S.F. Green, P. Michel, T. de Lophem, W. Losert, "Simulating regoliths in microgravity", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 433(1), pp. 506-514, 2013.
  8. 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.
  9. 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, 42(5), pp. 383-394, 2013.
  10. S. Chowdhury, A. Thakur, C. Wang, P. Švec, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Automated indirect manipulation of irregular shaped cells with Optical Tweezers for studying collective cell migration", In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2789-2794, 2013.
  11. C. Wang, S. Chowdhury, S.K. Gupta, W. Losert, "Optical micromanipulation of active cells with minimal perturbations: direct and indirect pushing", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18(4), pp. 045001, 2013.
  12. N. Murdoch, B. Rozitis, S.F. Green, T.-. de Lophem, P. Michel, W. Losert, "Granular shear flow in varying gravitational environments", Granular Matter, 15(2), pp. 129-137, 2013.
  13. 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.
  14. N. Murdoch, B. Rozitis, K. Nordstrom, S.F. Green, P. Michel, T. de Lophem, W. Losert, "Granular Convection in Microgravity", Physical Review Letters, 110(1), pp. 018307, 2013.
  15. 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. 025036, 2013.


  1. A.G. Banerjee, S. Chowdhury, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Real-Time Path Planning for Coordinated Transport of Multiple Particles Using Optical Tweezers", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 9(4), pp. 669-678, 2012.
  2. A. Thakur, S. Chowdhury, P. Svec, C. Wang, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Automated Indirect Optical Micromanipulation of Biological Cells Using Indirect Pushing for Minimizing Photo-Damage", pp. 221-229, 2012.
  3. 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.
  4. P.V. Afonso, M. Janka-Junttila, Y.J. Lee, C.P. McCann, C.M. Oliver, K.A. Aamer, W. Losert, M.T. Cicerone, C.A. Parent, "LTB4 Is a Signal-Relay Molecule during Neutrophil Chemotaxis", Developmental Cell, 22(5), pp. 1079-1091, 2012.
  5. S. Chowdhury, P. Svec, C. Wang, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Gripper synthesis for indirect manipulation of cells using Holographic Optical Tweezers", In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2749-2754, 2012.
  6. M.K. Driscoll, C. McCann, R. Kopace, T. Homan, J.T. Fourkas, C. Parent, W. Losert, "Cell Shape Dynamics: From Waves to Migration", PLOS Computational Biology, 8(3), pp. e1002392, 2012.
  7. S. Slotterback, M. Mailman, K. Ronaszegi, M. van Hecke, M. Girvan, W. Losert, "Onset of irreversibility in cyclic shear of granular packings", Physical Review E, 85(2), pp. 021309, 2012.
  8. K. Glass, E. Ott, W. Losert, M. Girvan, "Implications of functional similarity for gene regulatory interactions", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, pp. rsif20110585, 2012.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 011301, 2012.
  11. L. Kondic, X. Fang, W. Losert, C.S. O'Hern, R.P. Behringer, "Microstructure evolution during impact on granular matter", Physical Review E, 85(1), pp. 011305, 2012.


  1. M. Herrera, S. McCarthy, S. Slotterback, E. Cephas, W. Losert, M. Girvan, "Path to fracture in granular flows: Dynamics of contact networks", Physical Review E, 83(6), pp. 061303, 2011.
  2. A.G. Banerjee, S. Chowdhury, S.K. Gupta, W. Losert, "Survey on indirect optical manipulation of cells, nucleic acids, and motor proteins", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 16(5), pp. 051302, 2011.
  3. B. Koss, S. Chowdhury, T. Aabo, S.K. Gupta, W. Losert, "Indirect optical gripping with triplet traps", JOSA B, 28(5), pp. 982-985, 2011.
  4. H. Zhou, B.B. Gabilondo, W. Losert, W. van de Water, "Stretching and relaxation of vesicles", Physical Review E, 83(1), pp. 011905, 2011.
  5. S. Chowdhury, P. Svec, C. Wang, K.T. Seale, J.P. Wikswo, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Investigation of Automated Cell Manipulation in Optical Tweezers-Assisted Microfluidic Chamber Using Simulations", pp. 51-62, 2011.
  6. M.K. Driscoll, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Local and global measures of shape dynamics", Physical Biology, 8(5), pp. 055001, 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", Physical Review E, 82(6), pp. 060301, 2010.
  2. 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.
  3. J. Galanis, R. Nossal, W. Losert, D. Harries, "Nematic Order in Small Systems: Measuring the Elastic and Wall-Anchoring Constants in Vibrofluidized Granular Rods", Physical Review Letters, 105(16), pp. 168001, 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, pp. jbc.M110.102079, 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", J Cell Sci, 123(10), pp. 1724-1731, 2010.
  6. A.G. Banerjee, A. Pomerance, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "Developing a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Framework for Optical Tweezer-Based Automated Particle Transport Operations", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 7(2), pp. 218-227, 2010.
  7. C.R. Berardi, K. Barros, J.F. Douglas, W. Losert, "Direct observation of stringlike collective motion in a two-dimensional driven granular fluid", Physical Review E, 81(4), pp. 041301, 2010.


  1. 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. 041110, 2009.
  2. 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, pp. pnas.0900142106, 2009.
  3. A.G. Banerjee, W. Losert, S.K. Gupta, "A Decoupled and Prioritized Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach for Automated Transport of Multiple Particles Using Optical Tweezers", pp. 785-796, 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", Physical Review Letters, 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. M. Toiya, J. Hettinga, W. Losert, "3D Imaging of particle motion during penetrometer testing", Granular Matter, 9(5), pp. 323-329, 2007.
  2. 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.
  3. 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", Biochemical Journal, 402(3), pp. 439-447, 2007.
  4. A.J. Pons, A. Karma, S. Akamatsu, M. Newey, A. Pomerance, H. Singer, W. Losert, "Feedback control of unstable cellular solidification fronts", Physical Review E, 75(2), pp. 021602, 2007.
  5. C. Poole, W. Losert, "Laser Tweezer Deformation of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles", Chapter in Methods in Membrane Lipids (A.M. Dopico, ed.), Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp. 389-404, 2007.


  1. 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.
  2. C. Poole, J. Meszaros, W. Losert, "Shape dynamics of lipid vesicles forced by holographic optical tweezers", In Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, International Society for Optics and Photonics, 6326, pp. 63261L, 2006.
  3. 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.
  4. J. Galanis, D. Harries, D.L. Sackett, W. Losert, R. Nossal, "Spontaneous Patterning of Confined Granular Rods", Physical Review Letters, 96(2), pp. 028002, 2006.
  5. 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, 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.F. Douglas, W. Losert, "Polymerization transitions in two-dimensional systems of dipolar spheres", Physical Review E, 72(3), pp. 031301, 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, 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", EPL (Europhysics Letters), 68(4), pp. 522, 2004.
  2. W. Losert, C. Poole, P. Bradford, D. English, "Shape deformations of giant unilamellar vesicles with a laser tweezer array", In Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation, International Society for Optics and Photonics, 5514, pp. 197-207, 2004.
  3. K. Lee, W. Losert, "Local control of the dendritic microstructure through perturbation", Journal of Crystal Growth, 269(2), pp. 592-598, 2004.
  4. J. Stambaugh, Z. Smith, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Segregation in a monolayer of magnetic spheres", Physical Review E, 70(3), pp. 031304, 2004.
  5. M. Toiya, J. Stambaugh, W. Losert, "Transient and Oscillatory Granular Shear Flow", Physical Review Letters, 93(8), pp. 088001, 2004.
  6. M. Newey, J. Ozik, S.M.v.d. Meer, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Band-in-band segregation of multidisperse granular mixtures", EPL (Europhysics Letters), 66(2), pp. 205, 2004.


  1. N. Taberlet, P. Richard, A. Valance, W. Losert, J.M. Pasini, J.T. Jenkins, R. Delannay, "Superstable Granular Heap in a Thin Channel", Physical Review Letters, 91(26), pp. 264301, 2003.
  2. S.J. Friedmann, G. Kwon, W. Losert, "Granular memory and its effect on the triggering and distribution of rock avalanche events", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 108(B8), 2003.
  3. 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. 026207, 2003.


  1. J. Géminard, W. Losert, "Frictional properties of bidisperse granular matter: Effect of mixing ratio", Physical Review E, 65(4), pp. 041301, 2002.


  1. W. Losert, G. Kwon, "Transient and steady-state dynamics of granular shear flows", Advances in Complex Systems, 04(04), pp. 369-377, 2001.
  2. J.W. Kim, J.Y. Vaishnav, E. Ott, S.C. Venkataramani, W. Losert, "Front propagation of spatiotemporal chaos", Physical Review E, 64(1), pp. 016215, 2001.
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