Charles W. Wolgemuth
Charles Wolgemuth received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2000. After a brief stint at the University of California, Berkeley, working with George Oster, he took a faculty position in the Department of Cell Biology and the Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he has been since. He is currently the Director for the Cell Analysis and Modeling graduate program and an Editorial Board Member for the Biophysical Journal. His research investigates the mechanisms that cells use to move, grow, and to create and maintain their shapes.
Allured by the chic perception and higher funding levels of disease-oriented research, many physicists have migrated to cell biology. Does physics really play a dominant role, or is cellular physiology slave to genetics and chemistry?