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

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Fiber Sciences Seminar
October 2, 2014 12:20pm
Dennis D. Jamiolkowski: Polymer Considerations in Designing and Producing Absorbable Medical Devices

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Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar
October 6, 2014 9:00am
Vincent Noireaux: Synthetic biology with a cell-free TX-TL system: metabolism, gene circuits and minimal cell in a test tube