MECHANOBIOLOGY AND SOFT MATERIALS LAB

Tissue, Cellular, and Molecular Engineering

Single molecule engineering - Protein mechanics (unfolding and unbinding)
- Effect of mechanical forces on protein binding
- Filament polymerization and network formation
 
Cellular Engineering - Dynamics behaviors of single cell
- Interaction between cells, and cell and extracellular matrix
- Effect of shape on cellular function
 
Tissue Engineering - Artificial muscle fabrication
- Fabrication of cell
- Elastomer hybrid system
- Bio-inspired sensors/robots

 

research2_1Figure – SEM image of hydrogel
research2_2Figure – Schematic of single molecular assay developed
using optical tweezers to probe the binding interaction
between actin filaments (green) and filamin (small red)
shown in the confocal image