Our research is designed to deconvolve cancer’s complexity and to understand the interaction of mechanical forces and chemical cues in cancer metastasis. We are pursuing experimental and theoretical approaches, derived from the physical sciences, to address major questions and barriers in our understanding and treatment of cancer.  This innovative approach is unlike any prior studies on the tumor environment and will enable a fundamental level of understanding that will yield new pathways to intervene in the progression of cancer.

Outreach Pilot Projects - for more information click here



Upcoming Events

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Fiber Sciences Seminar
September 25, 2014 12:20pm
Dr. Manju Misra: Bionanotechnology: From Laboratory Research and Developments to Applications

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Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar
September 29, 2014 9:00am
Michael Jewett: Establishing cell-free synthetic biology for the production of therapeutics, materials, and chemicals

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Biophysics Colloquium
October 1, 2014 4:00pm
Allen Liu: Mechanobiology of Membrane: from Endocytosis to Artificial Cells