Our cellular mechanics research can be divided into two categories:
- Intracellular mechanics deals with the mechanical properties of cells, which are known to be altered in disease and aging.
- Extracellular mechanics makes use of the mechanical properties of the extracellular environment to control cell behavior and function
Our interest also lies in the development of microfluidic tools for diagnostic and tissue engineering purpose.
- Microfluidics for diagnostics: hand-in-hand with our intracellular mechanics research, this research will use microfluidics to evaluate cellular health status and sort diseased cells.M
- Microfluidics for tissue engineering: hand-in-hand with our extracellular mechanics research, we will use microfluidics to mechanically stimulate stem cells to achieve tissue engineering