July 17, 2019Julie's review entitled "Beyond proteases: Basement membrane mechanics and cancer invasion" has been published in the Journal of Cell Biology. Check it out here
July 8, 2019Ryan's paper, entitled "Matrix stiffness induces a tumorigenic phenotype in mammary epithelium through changes in chromatin accessibility" has been published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Check it out here
June 24, 2019Welcome SSRP scholar Martin Chan! He will be working in the lab over summer.
June 24, 2019Welcome ME graduate student Frank Charbonier! He will be rotating in the lab over summer.
June 1, 2019Katrina's paper, entitled "Covalent cross-linking of basement membrane-like matrices physically restricts invasive protrusions in breast cancer cells." has been published in Matrix Biology. Check it out here
May 1, 2019Sungmin successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Sungmin!
April 29, 2019Congratulations to Dhiraj on passing his qualifying exams!
April 23, 2019Joanna's paper, entitled "YAP-independent mechanotransduction drives breast cancer progression" has been published in Nature Communications. Check it out here
March 21, 2019Wing-Sum Law (Mechanical Engineering) and Yung-Hao Lin (Chemical Engineering) have both joined the group. Welcome!
March 1, 2019We have received an NSF CAREER award to support our research into stem cell migration.
February 8, 2019Sungmin's paper entitled "Varying PEG density to control stress relaxation in alginate-PEG hydrogels for 3D cell culture studies" has been published! Check it out here
January 31, 2019Hong-pyo and Ryan's paper entitled "Volume expansion and TRPV4 activation regulate stem cell fate in three-dimensional microenvironments" has been published in Nature Communications! Check it out here
February 1, 2019Ester Schulman has joined the lab as a visiting student from Aalto University. Welcome!
November 1, 2018Iliana Zisi has joined the lab from ETH Zurich as a visiting student. Welcome!
October 19, 2018Congratulations to Vivek on passing his qualifying exams!
October 8, 2018Katrina's paper entitled "Matrix mechanical plasticity regulates cancer cell migration through confining microenvironments" has been published in Nature Communications! Check it out here
May 18, 2018Congratulations to Julie on passing her qualifying exam!
May 15, 2018Katrina successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Katrina!
April 9, 2018Sungmin's paper entitled "Mitotic cells generate protrusive extracellular forces to divide in three-dimensional microenvironments" has been published in Nature Physics! Check it out here
April, 2018Dhiraj Indana (Mechanical Engineering) has joined the group. Welcome!
January, 2018Congratulations to Julie and Vivek on winning NSF fellowships!
January, 2018Emily Pang, co-term student in Mechanical Engineering, has joined the group. Welcome!
November 1, 2017Welcome to Dr. Juho Pokki!
October 2, 2017Hongpyo's paper entitled "Mechanical confinement regulates cartilage matrix formation by chondrocytes" has been published in Nature Materials! Check it out here
June 19, 2017Welcome SSRP scholar Michelle Quizon! She will be working in the lab over summer.
June 12, 2017Julie Chang (Bioengineering), and Vivek Gupta (Mechanical Engineering) have both joined the group. Welcome!
April 19, 2017Joanna's Review' paper entitled "Regulation of breast cancer progression by extracellular matrix mechanics: insights from 3D culture models" has been published in ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng.!
March 29, 2017Check out our recent review article entitled "New advances in probing cell-extracellular matrix interactions", published in Integrative Biology.
November 15, 2016Sungmin's paper entitled "Viscoplasticity Enables Mechanical Remodeling of Matrix by Cells" has been published in Biophysical Journal!
September 23, 2016Congratulations to Kolade on passing his qualifying exam!
July 1, 2016We received a grant from the American Cancer Society to support our breast cancer invasion work.
June, 2016Welcome to IISME fellow Kathy Huang and SSRP scholar Ciara Davis! Both will be working in the lab over summer.
May 24, 2016Congratulations to Katrina on winning a DARE fellowship!
May 2, 2016Sungmin has published his work on collagen network mechanics in PNAS!
April 1, 2016Kolade Adebowale has joined the group from Chemical Engineering. Welcome to the group!
March 18, 2016Congratulations to Katrina on winning a Bio-X symposium poster award!
October 16, 2015Congratulations to Hongpyo and Sungmin on passing their qualifying exams!
September, 2015The lab is awarded an NSF grant to support our cell division work.
August, 2015Congratulations to Jordyn and Carlos for completing their summer research!
June, 2015Welcome to SSRP scholars Jordyn Schroeder and Carlos Brambila! Both will be working in the lab over summer.
June, 2015Ovijit is selected as a Hellman Fellow.
January, 2015Welcome to Dr. Ryan Stowers, a new postdoctoral fellow in the lab!
October, 2014Congratulations to Katrina on passing her qualifying exams!
September 15, 2014Ovijit is awarded a 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award.
September, 2014We received a Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives award with Prof. Yan Xia in Chemistry and Prof. Manish Butte in Pediatrics.
August, 2014Congratulations to Jose Valdez for completing his summer research!
February, 2014Lab renovations are complete; the Chaudhuri lab is now officially open!