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
 
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