Manuscripts published in peer reviewed journals can also be accessed through WRAP.

Note on Author Order:  Several of my papers (e.g. [4,8,9,10,11]) list deliberately  the authors in alphabetical order. I have been introduced to this practice by Alan Sokal, and later by Idan Tuval, two of the most brilliant and intellectually honest people I know. Although I do not myself follow this policy all the time (mostly for “political” reasons), I do think it should be promoted within our community as a way to go beyond the quick and blind ranking of scientists’ contributions solely based on the number of first or last authorships in their publication record.

41. L. S. Mosby, A. Straube, and M. Polin. A General Model for the Motion of Multivalent Cargo Interacting with Substrates. In Preparation. Preprint available on [ArXiv].

40. R. Henshaw, R. Jeanneret, and M. Polin. Phototaxis of the dominant marine pico-eukaryote Micromonas sp.: from populations to single cells. In Preparation. Current draft available on [BioRxiv].

39. R. Henshaw, J. Roberts, and M. Polin. Cell explosions: single cell death triggers an avoidance response in local populations of the ecologically prominent phytoplankton genus Micromonas. In Preparation. Current draft available on [BioRxiv].

38. V. Moltó, M. Palmer, M. Polin, A. Ospina-Álvarez, I.A. Catalán. Improving the inference of fish spawning phenology from sea surface temperature. Submitted (2022).

37. N. A. M. Araujo et al. Steering self-organisation through confinement. Soft Mater 19, 1695 (2023). DOI: 10.1039/D2SM01562E. Preprint available on [ArXiv].

36. I. Lopez-Grobas, M. Asally, M. Polin. The dynamics of single-to-multi layer transition in bacterial swarms. Frontiers in Soft Matter 2, 936779 (2022). DOI: 10.3389/frsfm.2022.936779.

35. S. Williams, R. Jeanneret, I. Tuval, and M. Polin. Confinement-induced accumulation and spontaneous de-mixing of microscopic active-passive mixtures. Nature Communications, 13, 4776 (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32520-9. Preprint available on [ArXiv].

34. M. Latva, C. Dedman, R. Wright, M. Polin, and J. A. Christie-Oleza. Microbial pioneers of plastic colonisation in coastal seawaters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, 113701 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113701.

33. M. Souzy, A. Allard, J.F. Louf, M. Contino, I. Tuval, and M. Polin. Microbial narrow-escape is facilitated by wall interactions. Physical Review Research 4, L022029 (2022). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.4.L022029. Preprint available on [ArXiv].

32. R. Jeanneret and M. Polin Bacteria swim faster when obstacles keep them in line. Nature 603, 795 (2022). This is a News&Views article on an article by Kamdar et al. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-022-00853-6

31. M. del Mar Aguilo-Ferretjans, R. Bosch, R. J. Puxty, M. Latva, V. Zadjelovic, A. Chhun, D. Sousoni, M. Polin, D. J. Scanlan, and J. A. Christie-Oleza. Pili allow dominant marine cyanobacteria to avoid sinking and evade predation. Nature Communications  12, 1857 (2021). [BiorXiv preprint]

30. I. Lopez-Grobas, M. Polin*, and M. Asally*. Swarming bacteria undergo localized dynamic phase transition to form stress-induced biofilms. (* Joint last authors). eLife 10, e62632 (2021) DOI: 10.7554/eLife.62632. See also eLife‘s Press Release. [BiorXiv preprint]

29. A. Javadi, J. Arrieta, I. Tuval, and M. Polin. Photo-bioconvection: towards light-control of flows in active suspensions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 378, 20190523 (2020). This article is part of the theme issue ‘Stokes at 200 (part 2).’

28. L. Mosby, M. Polin, and D. V. Koester. A Python based automated tracking routine for myosin II filaments. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 53, 304002 (2020). [ArXiv preprint]. This article is part of a Special Issue on Emerging Tools: Bioimaging of Molecules, Cell Dynamics and Mechanics.

27. L. Mosby, N. Hundt, G. C. Young, A. Fineberg, M. Polin, S. Mayor, P. Kukura, and D. V. Koester. Visualization of myosin II filament dynamics in remodeling acto-myosin networks with interferometric scattering microscopy. The Biophysical Journal 118, 1-12 (2020). [BiorXiv preprint].

26. R. Jeanneret, M. Pushkin and M. Polin. Confinement Enhances the Diversity of Microbial Flow Fields. Physical Review Letters 123, 248102 (2019). [ArXiv Preprint]

25. J. Arrieta, M. Polin, R. Saleta-Piersanti and I. Tuval. Light-Control of Localised Photo-Bio-Convection. Physical Review Letters 123, 158101 (2019). [ArXiv Preprint]

24. Y. Liu, R. Claydon, M. Polin*, and D. R. Brumley*. Transitions in synchronization states of model cilia through basal-connection coupling.  Journal of the Royal Society: Interface 15, 20180450 (2018). (* Joint last authors) [ArXiv Preprint][Supplementary Material including animations]

23. A. Mathijssen, R. Jeanneret and M. Polin. Universal entrainment mechanism governs contact times with motile cells. Physical Review Fluids 3, 033103 (2018) [ArXiv Preprint].

22. J. Arrieta, A. Barreira, M. Chioccioli, M. Polin, and I. Tuval. Phototaxis beyond turning: persistent accumulation and response acclimation of the micro alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.  Scientific Reports 7, 3447 (2017) [ArXiv Preprint].

21. D.R. Brumley, N. Bruot, J. Kotar, R.E. Goldstein, P. Cicuta, and M. Polin. Long-range interactions, wobbles and phase defects in chains of fluid-coupled oscillators. Physical Review Fluids 1, 081201(R) (2016). [ArXiv Preprint].

20. R. Jeanneret, M. Contino, and M. Polin. A brief introduction to the model microswimmer Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. European Physical Journal Special Topics, 225, 2141 (2016). DOI:10.1140/epjst/e2016-60065-3. [ArXiv Preprint].

19. R. Jeanneret, D. O. Pushkin, V. Kantsler, and M. Polin. Particle entrainment dominates the interaction of microalgae with micron-sized objects. Nature Communications, 7, 12518 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12518 [ArXiv Preprint].

18. M. Polin and I. Tuval. Synchronized Cell Motion without Fluid Interactions. Physics, 8, 117 (2015).  Viewpoint on: G. Quaranta, M.E. Aubin-Tam, and D. Tam, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 238101 (2015).

17. M. Contino, E. Lushi, I. Tuval, V. Kantsler, and M. Polin. Microalgae scatter off solid surfaces by hydrodynamic and contact forces.  Physical Review Letters, 115,  258102 (2015) [ArXiv Preprint].

16. D.R. Brumley, M. Polin, T. J. Pedley, and R. E. Goldstein. Metachronal waves in the flagellar beating of Volvox and their hydrodynamic origin.  Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 12, 20141358 (2015).

15. D. R. Brumley, K. Wan, M. Polin, and R. E. Goldstein. Flagellar Synchronization Through Direct Hydrodynamic Interactions. eLife, 3, e02750 (2014). See also accompanying Insight Article.

14. K. C. Leptos, Y. K. Wan, M. Polin, I. Tuval, A. Pesci, and R. E. Goldstein. Antiphase synchronisation in a flagellar-dominance mutant of Chlamydomonas. Physical Review Letters, 111, 158101 (2013).

13. V. Kantsler, J. Dunkel, M. Polin, and R.E. Goldstein. Ciliary Contact Interactions Dominate Surface Scattering of Swimming Eukaryotes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 110(4), 1187-1192 (2012).

12. D. R. Brumley, M. Polin, T. J. Pedley, and R. E. Goldstein. Hydrodynamic synchronization and metachronal waves on the surface of the colonial alga Volvox carteri. Physical Review Letters, 109, 268102 (2012). Selected for a Synopsis in Physics: M. Rini. Paddling in Sync.

11. R. E. Goldstein, M. Polin, and I. Tuval. Emergence of synchronized beating during the regrowth of eukaryotic flagella. Physical Review Letters, 107, 148103 (2011).

10. T. M. Garoni, G. Ossola, M. Polin, and A. D. Sokal. Dynamic critical behavior of the Chayes-Machta algorithm for the random-cluster model. I. Two dimensions. Journal of Statistical Physics, 144(3), 459-518 (2011).

9. K. Drescher, R. E. Goldstein, N. Michel, M. Polin, and I. Tuval. Direct measurement of the flow field around freely swimming microorganisms. Physical Review Letters, 105, 168101 (2010). Selected for a Viewpoint in Physics: D. Saintillan, A quantitative look into microorganism hydrodynamics. Physics 3, 84 (2010).

8. R. E. Goldstein, M. Polin, and I. Tuval. Noise and synchronization in pairs of beating eukaryotic flagella.Physical Review Letters, 103, 168103 (2009).

7. M. Polin, I. Tuval, K. Drescher, J. P. Gollub, and R. E. Goldstein. Chlamydomonas swims with two “gears” in a eukaryotic version of run-and-tumble locomotion. Science, 325, 487-490 (2009). Selected for Perspective article: R. Stocker, and W. M. Durham, Tumbling for Stealth?, Science 325, 400 (2009).

6. M. Polin, Y. Roichman, and D. G. Grier. Auto-calibrated colloidal interaction measurements with extended optical traps. Physical Review E, 77, 051401 (2008).

5. M. Polin, D. G. Grier, and Y. Han. Colloidal electrostatic interactions near a conducting surface. Physical Review E, 76, 041406 (2007).

4. Y. Deng, T. M. Garoni, J. Machta, G. Ossola, M. Polin, and A. D. Sokal. Critical behavior of the Chayes-Machta-Swendsen-Wang dynamics. Physical Review Letters, 99, 055701 (2007).

3. M. Polin, D. G. Grier, and S. Quake. Anomalous vibrational dispersion in holographically trapped colloidal arrays. Physical Review Letters, 97, 088101 (2006).

2. M. Polin, K. Ladavac, S. Lee, Y. Roichman, and D. G. Grier. Optimized Holographic Optical Traps. Optics Express, 13, 5831-5845 (2005).

1. S. Lee, K. Ladavac, M. Polin, and D. G. Grier. Observation of flux reversal in a symmetric optical thermal ratchet. Physical Review Letters, 94, 110601 (2005).

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