We are interested in biological phenomena that regulate cell shape. Our research focus is broadly divided into three areas, although the demarcation is a fuzzy boundary. We use principles of mechanics coupled with signal transduction to model and identify principles underlying cellular phenomena. 

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Latest News

  • Padmini wins the ONR Young investigator award https://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/Directorates/office-research-discovery-invention/Sponsored-Research/YIP/2017-young-investigators.aspx
    Posted Feb 16, 2017, 2:00 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Group presents at BPS 2017 Julian, Ritvik, Michael, Morgan, and Padmini present at BPS 2017. 
    Posted Feb 16, 2017, 1:41 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Justin and Eylul win undergraduate FISP awards Justin and Eylul's projects have been awarded the undergraduate FISP awards. Congratulations. 
    Posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:07 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Ritvik and Michael are named FISP fellows Ritvik and Michael's projects have been chosen for support through the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program. The FISP program supports interdisciplinary research across multiple divisions across UCSD campus.
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 7:31 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Paper on endocytosis accepted to PNAS Julian's paper on the `Design principles for robust vesiculation in clathrin-mediated endocytosis' is accepted for publication in PNAS! http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/01/19/1617705114 ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2017, 8:27 PM by Padmini Rangamani
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