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Andrew Mugler

University of Pittsburgh

Recipient of the Oppenheim Award

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).

About the Recipient

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).

About the Irwin Oppenheim Award

The award was made possible by generous contributions from Irwin’s family and friends along with his students, colleagues, and members of the Physical Review E community. We are deeply grateful to all those who helped establish this award by contributing to the Irwin Oppenheim Award fundraising campaign.