BioInterfaces and Mechanobiology Laboratory
The Biointerfaces subgroup is investigating how molecular and surface forces affect biomolecular adhesion and protein adsorption at interfaces. Projects address biomaterial surface design, drug delivery coatings, sensor surface coatings, antifouling coatings, smart materials, and biomolecular recognition.
The Mechano-Biology subgroup investigates mechano-transduction in cells and tissues, in the context of tissue function and disease. This multi-disciplinary effort bridges protein biophysics, cell mechanics, and tissue engineering, to establish how mechanical cues instruct cell behavior in both mature tissues and in human disease. Current projects focus on mechanics in cardiovascular disease and skin diseases, in collaboration with clinicians and tissue engineers.
The Cell and Molecular Biophysics subgroup investigates how proteins transmit mechanical signals across cell membranes to alter cell functions. We are using atomistic simulations, single molecule force measurements, fluorescent biosensors, and intercellular adhesion measurements.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We always welcome highly motivated undergraduate students to join our lab! Students with research experience are preferred.

Please contact Dr. Roberto Andresen: rca59@illinois.edu. Include in your email a resume with your education background (major, GPA etc.), major courses taken and previous research experience etc.


Group News

Congratulations to our stars!

Zainab Rahil won a Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship (http://publish.illinois.edu/engr-mavis/). Congratulations Zainab!

Dr. Lydia Kisley has received a 2016 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship (http://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2016/02/beckman-brown-2016). Congratulations Lydia!

Ellen Qin won an NSF fellowship (2016).

Arka Dan is a “Next Gen” Investigator Award winner and presented his research at the UIC Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Research Day on Sept. 25, 2016.

Jun Wu received a 2015 Shen postdoctoral fellowship.


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