Journal Articles

  1. High-avidity IgA protects the intestine by enchaining growing bacteria
    K. Moor, M. Diard, M. E. Sellin, B. Felmy, S. Y. Wotzka, A. Toska, E. Bakkeren, M. Arnoldini, F. Bansept, A. Dal Co, T. Völler, A. Minola, B. Fernandez-Rodriguez, G. Agatic, S. Barbieri, L. Piccoli, C. Casiraghi, D. Corti, A. Lanzavecchia, R. R. Regoes, C. Loverdo, R. Stocker,
    D. R. Brumley*, W.-D. Hardt*, E. Slack*
    Nature 544, 498-502 (2017) [link] [pdf]     *joint corresponding authors

    - see ETH Zürich press release [link]
    - see Gates Cambridge News: Vaccinating against antibiotic resistance [link]

  2. Long-range interactions, wobbles, and phase defects in chains of model cilia
    D. R. Brumley, N. Bruot, J. Kotar, R. E. Goldstein, P. Cicuta, M. Polin
    Physical Review Fluids 1, 081201(R) (2016) [link] [pdf]

  3. Natural search algorithms as a bridge between organisms, evolution, and ecology
    A. M. Hein, F. Carrara, D. R. Brumley, R. Stocker, S. A. Levin
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(34), 9413–9420 (2016) [link] [pdf]

  4. Squirmers with swirl: a model for Volvox swimming
    T. J. Pedley, D. R. Brumley, R. E. Goldstein
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 798, 165-186 (2016) [link] [pdf] [movie 1] [movie 2] [movie 3] [movie 4]

  5. Physical Limits on Bacterial Navigation in Dynamic Environments
    A. M. Hein, D. R. Brumley, F. Carrara, R. Stocker, S. A. Levin
    Journal of the Royal Society Interface 13: 20150844 (2016) [link] [pdf] [arXiv]

  6. Flagella, flexibility and flow: physical processes in microbial ecology
    D. R. Brumley, R. Rusconi, K. Son, R. Stocker
    European Physical Journal Special Topics 224, 3119-3140 (2015) [pdf] [link]

  7. Live from under the lens: Exploring microbial motility with dynamic imaging and microfluidics
    K. Son, D. R. Brumley, R. Stocker
    Nature Reviews Microbiology 13, 761-775 (2015) [pdf] [link]

  8. Metachronal Waves in the Flagellar Beating of Volvox and Their Hydrodynamic Origin
    D. R. Brumley, M. Polin, T. J. Pedley, R. E. Goldstein
    Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12: 20141358 (2015) [pdf] [link] [arXiv]

  9. Flagellar Synchronization Through Direct Hydrodynamic Interactions
    D. R. Brumley, K. Y. Wan, M. Polin, R. E. Goldstein
    eLife 3, e02750 (2014) [pdf] [link] [arXiv]

    - see eLife Insight by Friedrich and Riedel-Kruse: Flagellar beating: Row with the flow [pdf] [link]
    - see news story at The University of Cambridge [link]

  10. Hydrodynamic Synchronization and Metachronal Waves on the Surface of the Colonial Alga Volvox carteri
    D. R. Brumley, M. Polin, T. J. Pedley, R. E. Goldstein
    Physical Review Letters 109, 268102 (2012) [pdf] [link]

    - received the Editor's Suggestion
    - see Synopsis in Physics: Paddling in Sync [link]

  11. Oscillation of Cylinders of Rectangular Cross-Section Immersed in Fluid
    D. R. Brumley, M. Willcox, J. E. Sader
    Physics of Fluids 22, 052001 (2010) [pdf] [link]

Dissertations

  • D. R. Brumley. Hydrodynamics of Swimming Microorganisms. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2013).
  • D. R. Brumley. The Dynamics of High-Frequency Nanoelectromechanical Resonators in Fluid. Honours Thesis, University of Melbourne, Australia (2009) [pdf].

Selected Presentations

  • Flagella, foraging and fluid mechanics: the physical ecology of microbes. Invited Talk. Monash Fluids Seminar Series. School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Australia. April 2017.
  • Flagella, foraging and fluid mechanics: the physical ecology of microbes. Invited Talk. Mathematical and Computational Biology Seminar Series. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia. March 2017.
  • Bacteria push the limits of sensory precision to navigate dynamic seascapes. Australian Microbial Ecology Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. February 2017.
  • Bacteria push the limits of sensory precision to navigate dynamic seascapes. Microscale Ocean Biophysics Meeting. Eilat, Israel. November 2016.
  • Long-range interactions and phase defects in chains of fluid-coupled oscillators. Microswimmers International Conference – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour. Forschungszentrum Caesar, Bonn, Germany. October 2016.
  • Direct visualization of motile bacterial pathogens targeting their coral host. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. June 2016.
  • Sync and swim: microscale fluid flows in biology. Invited Talk. Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK. March 2016.
  • Sync and swim: microscale fluid flows in biology. Invited Talk. Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia. February 2016.
  • Sync and swim: flagellar dynamics in Volvox carteri. Invited Talk. 3rd International Volvox Conference. University of Cambridge, UK. August 2015.
  • Flagellar driven flows: from swimming algae to coral reefs. Department of Biological Engineering, Monash University, Australia. December 2014.
  • How a bacterial pathogen swims in the storm stirred up by its coral host. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, San Francisco, USA. November 2014.
  • Flagellar driven flows: from swimming algae to coral reefs. Invited Talk. Complex Fluids Group, Princeton University, USA. October 2014.
  • MRSEC Seminar. Invited Talk. Department of Physics, Brandeis University, USA. September 2014.
  • Squishy Physics Seminar. Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. August 2014.
  • Flagellar synchronization through direct hydrodynamic interactions. Invited Talk. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, USA. July 2014.
  • Flagellar synchronization through direct hydrodynamic interactions. Invited Talk. Physical Mathematics Seminar. Department of Mathematics, MIT, USA. February 2014.
  • Flagellar synchronization through hydrodynamic interactions. Active Fluids: Bridging Complex Fluids and Biofluids meeting, Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, USA. January 2014. Recipient of the "Block Award", given to a promising young physicist ($500 prize).
  • Flagellar synchronization through hydrodynamic interactions. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA. November 2013.
  • Hydrodynamic synchronization of flagella on the surface of the colonial alga Volvox carteri. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, San Diego, USA. November 2012.
  • Fluids and Elasticity, La Jolla, California, USA. November 2012.
  • The origin of metachronal waves on the surface of the colonial alga Volvox carteri. European Fluid Mechanics Conference, University of Rome, Italy. September 2012.
  • The fluid mechanics of swimming algae. Invited Talk. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia. July 2012.
  • Swimming and Complexity at low Reynolds number (poster), London, UK. June 2012.
  • Characterisation of metachronal waves on the surface of the spherical colonial alga Volvox carteri. APS March Meeting, Boston, USA. March 2012.
  • Time-dependent flow fields around the spherical colonial alga Volvox carteri. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Baltimore, USA. November 2011.
  • Euromech Colloquium 521. Zurich, Switzerland August 2011.
  • The Hydrodynamics of Swimming Microorganisms. European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference, Göttingen, Germany. August 2011.
  • Hydrodynamic Interactions Between Swimming Microorganisms. British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, University of Birmingham, UK. April 2011.