ABOUT THE LAB

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.

LATEST NEWS
 
March 28, 2019
Joanna's paper, entitled "YAP-independent mechanotransduction drives breast cancer progression" has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications. The paper will be out soon!
 
 
March 21, 2019
Wing-Sum Law (Mechanical Engineering) and Yung-Hao Lin (Chemical Engineering) have both joined the group. Welcome!
 
March 1, 2019
We have received an NSF CAREER award to support our research into stem cell migration.