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, 2017
Our collaborative work with the Xia lab on stress relaxing hyaluronic acid-collagen hydrogels for 3D culture is out! Check it out  here 
November, 2017
Welcome to Dr. Juho Pokki, a new postdoctoral fellow in the lab!
October, 2017
Hongpyo's paper entitled "Mechanical confinement regulates cartilage matrix formation by chondrocytes" has been published in Nature Materials! Check it out  here