The intersection of physics and biology is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field with significant potential for medical applications. Physical models play a crucial role in addressing questions such as: why does a tumor cell lose its elasticity?
Cláudio Lucas Nunes Oliveira received a traditional physics education up to his doctoral studies at the Federal University of Ceará. But, according to him, he has been interested in interdisciplinary studies since his undergraduate years. His postdoc at Boston University allowed him to integrate biology into his work. His laboratory is a blend of theoretical and experimental approaches. Oliveira investigates cell elasticity and incorporates his findings into numerical models, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics. This approach gives him insight into how physical forces influence cell development.