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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  • Padmini selected to win a 2018 CMBE Rising Star Junior Faculty Award The Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering conference, part of BMES has selected Padmini as one of the 2018 CMBE Rising Star Junior Faculty Awardees. 
    Posted Nov 13, 2017, 7:13 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Ritvik, Justin, and Michael present at the FISP symposium Michael, Justin, and Ritvik present their research at the FISP symposium on the UCSD campus. Our lab is grateful for the support from the FISP program.
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 7:26 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Mrunal successfully passes her M.S. exam We are proud to announce the first student to graduate from our group! Mrunal Seshadri passed her M.S. exam today with flying colors. Congratulations!
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 7:23 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Welcome Andrea, Allen, and Arijit We welcome Andrea Cugno, Allen Leung, and Arijit Mahapatra to our group. Andrea is a postdoctoral fellow who will work on spine actin mechanics. Allen is a Ph.D. student ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 7:21 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Donya Ohadi joins the group Donya Ohadi joins our group as a new postdoctoral fellow. Donya obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, and holds a B.Sc. and ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2017, 8:47 PM by Padmini Rangamani
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