Laboratory for Computational Cellular Mechanobiology

We have multiple openings for postdoctoral fellows.

See description here for position.

Mission Statement

We are broadly interested in the interplay of cell shape, signaling, and mechanics. We use principles of mechanics coupled with signal transduction to model and identify principles underlying biological phenomena.

Our goal is to provide insight into complex biological systems with rigorous application of engineering and physical sciences.

Featured Publications

Resources & Supplementary Material


Morgan's paper to appear in the Journal of Royal Society Interface.

Morgan Chabanon's paper on helicoidal membranes and protein distribution is accepted to J. Royal Society Interface! Congratulations!

Andrea's paper to appear in Sci. Rep.

Andrea Cugno's paper on shape effects in dendritic spines is accepted to Scientific Reports! Congratulations!

Padmini Rangamani receives the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers!

On July 2nd, the same day that marks the 5th anniversary of the Rangamani group, Padmini was announced as a recipient of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is a highly prestigious award for scientists and engineers that have shown exceptional promise in their independent research careers.

Press Release

JSOE News Release

Hindustan Times article

Miriam Bell's paper will be published in Journal of General Physiology

Miriam's paper on calcium dynamics in the dendritic spine will be published in the Journal of General Physiology. Congratulations!

See Research News in J Gen Physiol, discussing this article.