Alex J Loosley
Phone (Lab): 401-863-1405
Alex Loosley hails from Simon Fraser University (SFU) where he earned a B.Sc. in Physics and a minor in Business. During his senior year, he studied the role of positive feedback in biological oscillators with Prof. Eldon Emberly. Alex is now pursuing a Ph.D at Brown University under supervision and tutelage from Prof. Jay Tang's and Prof. Jonathan Reichner studying cellular traction forces and effects of substrate rigidity on cellular function.
Simon Fraser University (2003-2008) - B.Sc. - Physics
Brown University (2009-...) - Sc.M / Ph.D. - Physics
Mechanobiology and Mechanical Models of Cell Locomotion
Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems
Alex Loosley and Jay Tang. Stick-slip motion and elastic coupling in crawling cells. Phys Rev E, 86: 031908 (2012)