August 2023: The end of our defense-filled summer! Wan-Jung Lin successfully defended her PhD, with studies focused on physics-centered changes in migration as cells enter narrowing confinement. Congratulations Wan-Jung!
August 2023: Our summer undergrads presented their research for the WUSEF and UExB programs. Congrats Miranda and Calvin!!
August 2023: Publication in MBoC Journal showing obstructions soften and slow epithelial migration. Congrats Ye Lim!
July 2023: José successfully defended his PhD, covering outcomes from mechanical and biochemical based cell memory. Congratulations José!!
July 2023: Jairaj successfully defended his PhD, encompassing an impressive range of models for collective migration. Congratulations Jai!!
May 2023: Local hero Amit Pathak standing up to BIG GOV that wants to prevent runners from running (Local News). Great work Amit!
NSF CMMI grant to study cell-matrix memory (WashU News).
NIH/NCI R01 grant with Greg Longmore (WashU News story).
New publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering on our new micro-patterning technique and weakening of cell-cell junctions due to matrix stiffness, cell spreading, and cellular tractions. Congrats Bapi.
Pilot grant from the NSF Center for Engineering MechanoBiology.
NIH/NIBIB Trailblazer Award, in collaboration with Dr. Eynav Klechevsky (Immunology & Pathology).
Emerson Collective 2-year $200K pilot grant for new research in immuno-mechanobiology.
Pre-R01 Siteman Investment Program grant.
Publication in Biophysical Journal, in collaboration with Drs. Gutmann and Sakiyama-Elbert. Congratulations Chris!
New American Cancer Society – Institutional Research Grant.
Publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Congratulations, Samila! This work was done in collaboration with Dr. Parag Bannerjee.
Funding from WashU’s SEAS Collaboration Initiation Grant program to investigate ‘mechanical development of optic glioma’ in collaboration with Dr. David Gutmann.
Amit receives NSF CAREER Award.
Pre-doctoral Fellowship to Chris, supported by the NIH T32 Training Grant entitled “Interdisciplinary Training in Mechanobiology from nm to cm (MBnc)”.