The new method employs magnetically responsive droplets to apply controlled forces and measure mechanical properties directly in living 3D tissues and organs.
Graduate students Hannah Gustafson and James Giammona were awarded 2016 Mellichamp Fellowships by the Mellichamp Chairs in Systems Biology and Bioengineering. Congratulations to Hannah and James!
Alessandro Mongera was awarded the Otis Williams Postdoctoral Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Engineering, awarded by the Santa Barbara Foundation, for the project, "Cell-generated Forces and Mechanical Properties in Early Zebrafish Development." Congratulations to Ale!
Undergraduate students and research assistants Lynn Padlipsky and Alena Cave were awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Actvities (URCA) grant. Congratulations to both!
Graduate student Elijah Shelton was awarded a 2015 Mellichamp Fellowship by the Mellichamp Chairs in Systems Biology and Bioengineering. Congratulations to Elijah!
Dr. Alessandro Mongera was awarded the Errett Discovery Award for the project, "Biomechanics of gastrulation: cellular force fields and Wnt/PCP-mediated collective cell movements in early zebrafish development." Congratulations to Ale!