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

  • 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
  • Blog on stability analysis A blog post on our primer on how to conduct stability analysis for spatial models of signaling is now live.
    Posted Sep 4, 2017, 8:45 PM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Postdoctoral position available A postdoctoral position is available to study the biophysics of dendritic spines as a part of a MURI on Bioinspired Low Energy Information Processing. Please contact Padmini by email with ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2017, 9:10 AM by Padmini Rangamani
  • A tutorial on spatial patterns in signaling is accepted for publication An educational tutorial on how to analysis mathematical models for stability and pattern formation is now accepted for publication in WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine. Congratulations Michael and Jasmine. 
    Posted Jun 12, 2017, 9:28 AM by Padmini Rangamani
  • Ritvik and Haleh win MAE Outstanding Graduate Student Awards Many congratulations to Ritvik and Haleh for being selected to win the MAE outstanding graduate student awards for 2016-2017! 
    Posted May 31, 2017, 7:59 PM by Padmini Rangamani
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