Seoyoung Son Successfully Defends her Doctoral Dissertation!

On 2/28/18,  Seoyoung defended her thesis entitled:  “The Role of the Membrane in Integrin-Mediated Adhesion of Cells to Surfaces.”  This work highlighted how lipids can influence mechanical interaction of cells with their surroundings much like they influence chemical  interactions. Seoyoung also developed a new method to measure, for the first time, mechanical properties of cell membranes in their native state.  Nice work Seoyoung!

New Nature Chemistry article by collaborators describes organization of signaling complexes that may operate in cells

Xi Zhao led a team of researchers from multiple universities to uncover how impulsive enzymes can migrate up substrate concentration gradients and coalesce into signaling complexes.  The article, entitled, “Substrate-driven chemotactic assembly in an enzyme cascade,”  appears in Nature Chemistry: .  Congratulations Xi!

The Lab Heads to Phoenix for the BMES fall meeting

Seoyoung Son and Pouria Fattahi will present their work at the 2017 BMES fall meeting in Phoenix from 10/11 – 10/14.

Here are some links to their presentations:

Thursday, October 12, 2017
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall 300 North

Drug Delivery for Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering
Drug Delivery & Intelligent Systems
Friday, October 13, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Room 221C

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM The Role of Cellular Morphology in Nanoparticle Uptake   P. FATTAHI, Y. Yeh, S. Zheng, S. Zhang, J. Brown, P. Butler.