|BioInterfaces and Cell Mechanics Laboratory
The BioInterfaces and Cellular Mechanics Group is determining how cells sense and respond to the environment. A major current focus is on mechanotransduction and the conversion of mechanical information into intracellular signaling and molecular cascades that control such cell functions as stem cell differentiation or metastasis. Our multidisciplinary approach engineers cell microenvironments using surface chemistry and microfabrication. We use multiscale biophysical and biochemical approaches to investigate cell adhesion and mechanotransduction, and in turn identify engineering design rules for controlling cell and tissue functions.
Sanjeevi Sivasankar (PhD Biophysics 2001, now at Iowa State) received a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. Congratulations Sanjeevi!
See our new review article in Current Opinion in Cell Biology on mechanical transduction across cell-cell junctions.
Adrienne Barry received the 2011 American Medical Association Award for Outstanding Young Researchers. One of only 36 nationwide. Congratulations Adrienne!
Adrienne Barry received a Beckman Fellowship for 2012-2013. Congratulations Adrienne!
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