Research in the Pepper Lab investigates biophysical questions with a focus on fluid mechanics. In particular, we look at how water interacts with living organisms. There are two main research areas in my lab: flow around sessile microscopic organisms, and seed dispersal from splash cup plants. We address questions in these areas using experiments, theory, and numerical simulations.
The Pepper Lab is a good place for students from both biology and physics backgrounds to grow as scientists. No particular physics or biology background (besides a willingness to learn) is needed to work on projects in the lab. If you are interested in joining the lab for a summer project, independent research project during the summer, or to do a senior thesis, use the “research” link above to find out more, and then stop by my office or send me an e-mail