Multiscale Physics of Muscle

Temporal encoding across a motor program for the hawkmoth’s agile flight

Animals perform a plethora of robust, agile movements in natural environments by actuating and coordinating many muscles. However, the nervous ...

X-ray diffraction through living muscle

How does the action of millions of molecular motors enable muscle, nature’s most versatile material, to power movement? Actin (blue) ...

How temperature makes moth muscle bifunctional.

Temperature is one of the most important variables affecting an animal’s physiology. Animal’s thermoregulate in a variety of ways from ...

Precision phase control in flight muscles

The established perspective of flight control in insects holds that their remarkable maneuverability arises from neural modulation of relatively small ...

An intact-limb workloop reveals how cockroach muscle changes function

In the previous project we altered the commands the cockroach's brain was sending to its muscle in real-time while the ...