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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  • Miriam Bell joins the group Miriam Bell, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering, joins our group! Miriam comes to us from Harvey Mudd College where she studied physics. Welcome!
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 9:47 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • NSF supports the MechBio symposium NSF has provided generous support to fund the MechBio symposium, to be held on the UCSD campus on Aug 4-5. 
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 9:46 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Justin's paper now accepted to Biophys J Justin's paper in collaboration with the Tartakovsky lab has been accepted to Biophys J. Congrats!
    Posted May 23, 2016, 1:57 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • NSF funds collaborative research between Rangamani and Parikh labs NSF will fund a three-year grant to support a theory-experiment collaboration between the Rangamani and Parikh labs to understand how membranes respond to osmotic stresses. 
    Posted May 17, 2016, 9:00 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Rangamani lab receives DoD equipment grant The Rangamani lab was selected to win a DURIP, a DoD equipment grant to purchase a computing cluster to support the group's research in computational biology and biomechanics. See ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 8:54 PM by Padmini Rangamani
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