Professor of Physics, Professor of Engineering


Professor Jay X Tang received his BS from Peking University, and PhD of Physics from Brandeis University. After postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, he served as assistant professor of physics at Indiana University from 1999-2002. Since 2003, he has been on the faculty at Brown University, where he is currently Professor of Physics and Engineering.

Professor Tang's research area is experimental biophysics. His research focuses on cell mechanics and motility. He has applied fluid mechanics in order to explain biological phenomena such as patterns formed by protein filaments and dense baterial swarms. The biological questions he attempts to address include morphology, pattern formation, force generation and motility of bacteria and other cells.

Professor Tang enjoys teaching of physics and biophysics. In his spare time, he enjoys playing a card game called Bridge.

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