We are interested in elucidating the complex mechanical properties of cells and the extracellular matrix, and in turn, investigating how these mechanical properties and other mechanical cues play a role in important biological processes such as cancer progression, stem cell differentiation, or cell division. Our approach is to develop new force-measurement instrumentation and engineered biomaterials for 3D cell culture to provide new insight into these areas.

May 1, 2019
Sungmin successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Sungmin!
April 29, 2019
Congratulations to Dhiraj on passing his qualifying exams!
April 23, 2019
Joanna's paper, entitled "YAP-independent mechanotransduction drives breast cancer progression" has been published in Nature Communications. Check it out  here