Prof. Padmini Rangamani

UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral fellow 2013-2014,  University of California, Berkeley, CA. 
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences,  2010, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Thesis advisor, Prof. Ravi Iyengar
M.S. in Chemical Engineering,  2005, George Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA
B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, 2001, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Awards and Honors

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award 2017
Army Research Office Young Investigator Award 2016
Sloan Research Fellow in Computational and Molecular Evolutionary Biology 2015-2017
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award 2015 
UCSD EDI Excellence Award to New Faculty 2015.

Postdoctoral Fellows

    Morgan Chabanon              Donya Ohadi

Graduate Students


       Haleh Alimohamadi                        Michael Getz                        Miriam Bell                                Mrunal Seshadri                        Ritvik Vasan                      Justin Laughlin

Undergraduate Researchers

    Matthew McDaniel

Lab Alumni

Dr. Fatemeh Bahmani
Eylul Bilgin

Group Wiki for information and resources

Contact Information

Padmini Rangamani
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, SME 344G
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093
Office Phone: 858-534-4734

Latest News

  • Paper on vesicle crowding is accepted to JACS A collaborative study with the Parikh group on the response of vesicles to osmotic stress with polymer solutions is accepted to JACS. 
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 9:19 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • 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
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