Sam Walcott
Associate Professor
Mathematical Biology
Ph.D., 2006, Cornell University
Refereed publications: Via Math Reviews
Web Page: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~swalcott/
Email: swalcott@math.ucdavis.edu
Office: MSB 2148
Phone: 6014444 x4004
Research

Sam Walcott does research in mathematical biology. In particular, he is interested in using mathematical models to predict macroscopic biological function from single molecule mechanics (mechanobiology). Topics of recent interest are muscle contraction and the response of cells to mechanical
stimuli. This research benefits greatly from extensive experimental collaborations.
Selected Publications
[1] Walcott, S, and S. X. Sun. " A mechanical model of actin stress fiber formation and substrate elasticity sensing in adherent cells," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(17): 77577762, 2010. manuscript here.[2] Srinivasan, M.,* and S. Walcott.* "Binding site models of friction due to the formation and rupture of bonds: statefunction formalism, forcevelocity relations, response to slip velocity transients, and slip stability," Physical Review E, 80(4): 046124, 15 pp., 2009. manuscript here, *Contributed equally.
[3] Walcott, S., and S. X. Sun. "Hysteresis in crossbridge models of muscle," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 11(24): 48714881, 2009. manuscript here.
[4] Walcott, S., and W. Herzog. "Modeling residual force enhancement with generic crossbridge models," Mathematical Biosciences, 216(2): 172186, 2008. manuscript here.
[5] S. Walcott. "The load dependence of rate constants," Journal of Chemical Physics, 218(21): 21501, 10 pp., 2008. manuscript here.
Last updated: 20110908