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

  • Morgan's paper is now published in Biophys J Morgan's paper on the response of giant unilamellar vesicles to osmotic stress is now published in BJ. See article here, and blog post describing the cover here. 
    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:02 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Lab wins DoD MURI Our proposal on Bioinspired low energy information processing entitled, ' Multiscale Analysis of Bioinspired  Low Energy Information Processing: from Organelles to Organisms', was selected for funding through the Department of Defense ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 1:50 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Padmini presents at Amerimech Padmini gave a talk on the MechBio symposium, held in 2016, to the USNC/TAM. 
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 4:11 AM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Collaborative work with Parikh lab to appear in Biophys. J Morgan's paper on swell-burst cycles in GUVs, a collaborative effort between the Parikh lab and ours, has been accepted to BJ!
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 4:08 AM by Padmini Rangamani
  • 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
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