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

  • Press release about the new PNAS paper See here for the Jacobs School of Engineering press release. 
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 9:52 AM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Group presents research at the Biomembranes Frontiers Workshop Morgan, Julian, and Padmini presented their work at the Biomembranes Frontiers Workshop, organized by Marjorie Longo at UC Davis.
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 5:53 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Morgan wins a poster award Morgan won a poster award at the Biomembrane frontiers workshop at UC Davis. Congrats Morgan!
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 5:51 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • ARO YIP Padmini wins the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award!
    Posted Sep 1, 2016, 12:04 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • 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
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