Alberto Puliafito

Alberto Puliafito


Born in Genoa, Italy, 29/06/1979
Tel: +33-1-4561 

Scientific Activity (Key Words)

morphogenesis, cell and tissue mechanics, growth regulation

Short Employment Record

2003-2006 University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Institut Nonlineaire de Nice - CNRS PhD
PhD subject: “Dynamics and statistics of single polymer and polymer solutions”, (Advisors : A.Celani, A. Mazzino).

2004 & 2005 Summer Graduate Research Associate at CNLS at Los Alamos National Lab-
oratory (Advisor : M. Chertkov).

2006- Postdoctoral fellowship with B. Shraiman, Kavli Institute for theoretical physics,
Santa Barbara, USA
Current project: Investigation of the role of mechanical interactions in regulation of epithelial tissue growth

Selected Publications

G. Boffetta, A. Celani, A. Mazzino, A. Puliafito, M. Vergassola, The viscoelastic Kolmogorov flow : eddy viscosity and stability analysis, J. Fluid Mech., 523, 161, (2005)
A. Celani, A. Puliafito, K. Turitsyn, Polymers in linear shear flow : a numerical study , EuroPhys. Lett., 70, 464, (2005)
A. Puliafito, K. Turitsyn, Numerical study of polymer tumbling in linear shear flow , Physica D, 211, 9, (2005)
A. Celani, A. Puliafito and D. Vincenzi, Dynamical Slowdown of Polymers in Laminar and Random Flows, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 118301 (2006)
K. Turitsyn, M. Chertkov, V. Y. Chernyak and A. Puliafito, Statistics of Entropy Production in Linearized Stochastic Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 180603 (2007)
A. Puliafito, L. Hufnagel, P. Neveu, DK Fygenson and BI Shraiman, Quantitative study of contact inhibition, (2009) in preparation