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  1. K.A. Hook, Q. Yang, L. Campanello, W. Losert, H.S. Fisher, "The social shape of sperm: using an integrative machine-learning approach to examine sperm ultrastructure and collective motility", Proceedings of the Royal Society B, The Royal Society, 288, pp. 20211553, 2021.
  2. C. Herr, B. Winkler, F. Ziebert, I.S. Aranson, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Spontaneous polarization and cell guidance on asymmetric nanotopography", bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, pp. 2021.05.27.445842, 2021.
  3. K.M. O’Neill, E. Saracino, B. Barile, N.J. Mennona, M.G. Mola, S. Pathak, T. Posati, R. Zamboni, G.P. Nicchia, V. Benfenati, W. Losert, "Decoding natural astrocyte rhythms: dynamic actin waves result from environmental sensing by primary rodent astrocytes", bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, pp. 2021.09.13.460152, 2021.
  4. Q. Yang, Y. Miao, L.J. Campanello, M.J. Hourwitz, A.L. Bull, P.N. Devreotes, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, *. Affiliations, "Cortical waves mediate the cellular response to electric fields", bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, pp. 2021.06.08.447600, 2021.
  5. R.M. Lee, M.I. Vitolo, W. Losert, S.S. Martin, "Distinct roles of tumor associated mutations in collective cell migration", Scientific Reports 2021 11:1, Nature Publishing Group, 11, pp. 1-12, 2021.
  6. M.R. Shaebani, J. Török, M. Maleki, M. Madani, M. Harrington, A. Rice, W. Losert, "Gravity Governs Shear Localization in Confined Dense Granular Flows", 2021.
  7. L. Campanello, M.K. Traver, H. Shroff, B.C. Schaefer, W. Losert, "Signaling through polymerization and degradation: Analysis and simulations of T cell activation mediated by Bcl10", PLOS Computational Biology, Public Library of Science, 17, pp. e1007986, 2021.
  8. R.S. Fischer, X. Sun, M.A. Baird, M.J. Hourwitz, B.R. Seo, A.M. Pasapera, S.B. Mehta, W. Losert, C. Fischbach, J.T. Fourkas, C.M. Waterman, "Contractility, focal adhesion orientation, and stress fiber orientation drive cancer cell polarity and migration along wavy ECM substrates", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences, 118, 2021.
  9. A.L. Bull, L. Campanello, M.J. Hourwitz, Q. Yang, M. Zhao, J.T. Fourkas, W. Losert, "Actin dynamics as a multiscale integrator of cellular guidance cues", bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, pp. 2021.05.26.445782, 2021.
  10. Z.A. Benson, A. Peshkov, D.C. Richardson, W. Losert, "Effects of interparticle friction on the response of 3D cyclically compressed granular material", EPJ Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences, 249, pp. 10003, 2021.


  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. K.W. Desmond, U. Villa, M. Newey, W. Losert, "Characterizing the rheology of fluidized granular matter", Physical Review E, 88(3), pp. 032202, 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(2), pp. 022720, 2013.
  6. M. Harrington, J.H. Weijs, W. Losert, "Suppression and Emergence of Granular Segregation under Cyclic Shear", Physical Review Letters, 111(7), pp. 078001, 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. 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.
  9. 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.
  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. 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.
  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. 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.
  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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.


  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. H. Zhou, B.B. Gabilondo, W. Losert, W. van de Water, "Stretching and relaxation of vesicles", Physical Review E, 83(1), pp. 011905, 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. 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.
  3. 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.


  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. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. J. Stambaugh, Z. Smith, E. Ott, W. Losert, "Segregation in a monolayer of magnetic spheres", Physical Review E, 70(3), pp. 031304, 2004.
  4. K. Lee, W. Losert, "Local control of the dendritic microstructure through perturbation", Journal of Crystal Growth, 269(2), pp. 592-598, 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.

  1. D. Chen, J.P. Dunkers, W. Losert, S. Sarkar, "Early time-point cell morphology classifiers successfully predict human bone marrow stromal cell differentiation modulated by fiber density in nanofiber scaffolds", Biomaterials, Elsevier, 274, pp. 120812.
  2. L. Guo, K. Zhu, M. Pargett, A. Contreras, P. Tsai, Q. Qing, W. Losert, J. Albeck, M. Zhao, "Electrically synchronizing and modulating the dynamics of ERK activation to regulate cell fate", iScience, Elsevier, 24, pp. 103240.
  3. S. Aghayee, M. Weikert, P. Alvarez, G.A. Frank, W. Losert, "High Fidelity Spatial Light Modulator Configuration for Photo-Stimulation", Frontiers in Physics, Frontiers Media S.A., 9, pp. 479.
  4. M. Diep, R.R. Mekala, U. Ayyangar, G. Magnusson, A. Porter, W. Losert, M. Lindvall, "Metamorphic Testing for Image-based Calcium Imaging Analysis Pipelines", Proceedings - 2021 IEEE/ACM 6th International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing, MET 2021, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 53-60.
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