Living cells possess an exquisite ability to sense and respond to physical information in their microenvironment. This ability plays a key role in many fundamentally important physiological and pathological processes. We will describe our work utilizing a variety of biophysical tools to investigate the dynamic responses of cells to mechanical stimuli and how physical cues can be employed to re-purpose and manipulate biological processes. These responses to physical cues are not simply a side-product of biology but are key components of biological and physical feedback loops that govern the life of a cell.
Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics III
13 February 2016 | San Francisco, California, United States
Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics II
7 February 2015 | San Francisco, California, United States