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 18, 2018
Congratulations to Julie on passing her qualifying exam!
May 15, 2018
Katrina successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Katrina!
April 9, 2018
Sungmin'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