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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  • New paper published in PNAS Our new paper on modeling dendritic spine dynamics is now published in PNAS. This work was done with colleagues at UC Berkeley and the Molecular Biology Consortium at LBNL.
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 1:42 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Group presents their work at the MechBio symposium Morgan, Michael, and Julian presented their work at the recently held MechBio symposium.
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:21 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Michael Getz wins a poster award Michael Getz won a poster award at the MechBio symposium for his work entitled, 'GIV regulates EGFR-mediated cAMP production through paradoxical signaling'. Congratulations!
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:20 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Group hosts MechBio symposium Our group successfully hosted the Mechbio symposium on the UCSD campus. This symposium was a 2-day event looking at the role of mechanics in biology at different scales and ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:14 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • 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
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