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.

November 1, 2018
Iliana Zisi has joined the lab from ETH Zurich as a visiting student. Welcome!
October 19, 2018
Congratulations to Vivek on passing his qualifying exams!
October 8, 2018
Katrina's paper entitled "Matrix mechanical plasticity regulates cancer cell migration through confining microenvironments" has been published in Nature Communications! Check it out  here