Welcome to the Cellular Mechanobiology Lab


Our laboratory seeks to understand how cells respond to biomechanical cues present in the extracellular matrix (ECM).

The ability of living cells to sense and respond to complex tissue environments fundamentally regulates key physiological and pathological processes, including embryogenesis, regeneration, and tumor invasion. To better understand cell-matrix interactions in heterogeneous micro-environments, we adopt a multidisciplinary approach combining methods and concepts from biomaterials, microfluidics, molecular and cell biology, microscopy, applied mechanics, and computational modeling.

 

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