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Principal Investigator

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Denis Wirtz

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Ph.D. Students

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Angela Jimenez

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Sarita Koride

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I work on understanding cellular mechanics, at both single and multi cellular levels, through mechano-chemical modeling.
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Jake Sarnecki

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Jake's work focuses on quantifying signal transduction through receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) in disease models.
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Ivie Aifuwa

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Ivie's research is to understand the interplay between cellular aging and cancer progression
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Jude Phillip

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Hasini Jayatilaka

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Hasini investigates the factors that influence cancer cell metastatis and proliferation.
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Jenna Graham

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Jenna's work focuses on understanding the interaction between cells and the surrounding physical environment with applications to cancer research.

 

Postdocs

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Yu-Tai Chang

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The role of LINC complexes in (1) actin cap assembly (2) subcellular trafficking of mechanosenstitive transcription factors (3) regulation of interstitial flow and ECM remodeling.
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Dong-Hwee Kim

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Dong-Hwee's research focuses on cell mechanics, physics of cancer, and cellular mechanosensation and mechanotransduction.
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Daniele Gilkes

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Meng Horng Lee

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Pei-Hsun Wu

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Lijuan He

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Allison Chambliss

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Allison's research uses single-cell analysis to study the role of nucleocytoskeletal connections in epigenetic regulation.
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Anjil Giri

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info:Anjil's research focuses on understanding the role of the cytoskeleton in 3D cancer cell migration.
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Wei-Chiang Chen

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info:Wei's work focuses on applying high throughput/high content image analysis to understand cell cycle and cell/nucleus morphology in cancer.

 

Visiting Scholars

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Tânia Perestrelo

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Tânia studies the biophysical properties of stem cells and their relation with cytoskeleton and mitochondria. Tânia is a PhD student of the BEBPhD Program at the University of Coimbra.
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Leonor Guedes da Silva

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Leonor’s project aims to develop a phenotypic signature of cancer cells resistance to drug therapy.Leonor is finishing her MSc. degree in biochemical engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal) and she will be working with Jude Phillip.

 

Masters

 

Undergrads

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Pranay RaoAllie ChisenhallJackie StarretNick LongeRyan Alvarez
Jackie ChoiHallie MorganJon Hochstein Josh NovackFrank S Augello
Doran Walsten Matthew WilliamsJean-Pierce BouquetAndrea JosephPurna Chandrasekhar
Adam TorresSang Hyuk LeePranay TyleMosisa AbagaroCindy Chen
Jeron ChenJena DayaKatie GilbertShaun McGovernWadsworth Williams
Alison BurklandNikole KernsDebra Huang

 

 Past PhD Students

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Current Positions
Zev BinderChampions Oncology, MD
Matt KeussPostdoctoral Researcher at
University of Dundee
Stephanie M. FraleyPostdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, MD
Shyam B. KhatauNavigant, Chicago
Ryan Braun3M, Minneapolis
Saumendra Bajpai Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, India
Christopher M. HaleAmgen, Thousand Oaks, CA
Terrence M. DobrowskyBiogen, Boston, MA
Brian R. DanielsDraper Laboratories, Boston, MA
Melissa S. Thompson Director, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Jerry S.H. LeeDeputy Director, Office of Technology and Industrial Relations, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Porntula Panorchan Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
Osigwe EsueGenentech, South San Francisco, CA
Michelle DawsonAssistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech University
Jung SuhAssistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rice University
Thomas P. KoleResident in Chief, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Soichiro YamadaAssociate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Charbel Haber Director, Novartis, NJ
Adriana SilvaSenior Research Engineer, Dow Chemical, Houston, TX
Andre F. PalmerProfessor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, OH. Recipient of an NSF CAREER Award

 

Past Master Students

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Angela SanConsultant, Deloitte
Nitish Gandhi
Karen LeslieEngineer, Genentech, CA
Matthew B. HerwigMedImmune, MD.
Karl RufenerLyondellBasel, Philadelphia, PA
Robert Bond

 

Past Postodoctoral Fellows / Associate Research Scientists

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Current Positions
Alex DajkovicEMBO Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Yiider TsengAssociate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Florida University
Jingyuan Xu Senior Scientist, Biomaterials Processing Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL
James L. HardenAssociate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
Thomas G. Mason Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA