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Prof. Benjamin D. Simons

Prof. Benjamin D. Simons

Herchel Smith Chair in Physics

Head of the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) physics group

Affiliated to the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute and the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

Subject groups/Research projects

Biological and Biomimetic Materials:

Research Interests

The research interests of the group are divided between the theoretical quantum and classical condensed matter physics and the field of stem and developmental cell biology.

In the field of stem and developmental cell biology, the group benefits from long-term lineage tracing methods using hereditary labelling of tissues to study the factors that regulate the balance between cell proliferation and differentiation in adult and developing tissues.