Cytoskeleton Assembly & Mechanics
Active & Adaptive Materials
We study how living matter emerges from collections of molecules to control physiology of cells and tissues. We apply this understanding to design and build new types of active and adaptive soft materials and engineer the shape and dynamics of cells and tissue.
Our research interests span fields of cellular biophysics, epithelial and endothelial biology, cell adhesion & migration, active & adaptive matter, cytoskeleton dynamics and mechanics and cell mechanotransduction.
We are affiliated with the following departments, programs and centers:
- Department of Physics
- Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
- Institute for Biophysical Dynamics
- Graduate Programs in Biophysical Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
- James Franck Institute
- NSF Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
- NSF Quantum Sensing for Biophysics & Bioengineering Center