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Science and Mathematics

Biophysics Seminar: Force sensing, force output, and cell migration

February 21, 2020 at 10:00am11:00am EST

Physics Building, 202

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Yu-Li Wang, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Melon, will present a seminar as part of the Soft Matter and Biophysics seminar series.

Abstract: Mechanical events function as both input for regulating cellular functions, and output for cells to probe the environment and actuate remodeling. The complex interplay seamlessly integrates cells and their environment, allowing cells to respond to the environment while informing the environment of their status. I will discuss our recent efforts to understand how physical parameters such as stiffness, stretching forces, migration speed, and cell-cell contact serve to define the behavior of single cells and cell collectives.

The Syracuse Soft Matter and Biophysics seminar series brings faculty and students together to hear from some of the most eminent researchers in the field. These talks span a broad range of topics, highlighting the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of soft matter and biophysics physics today. The structure of the seminars and intimate setting allows for open dialogue between the speaker and audience, creating a space for deep understanding and collaboration.

This event was first published on January 14, 2020 and last updated on January 17, 2020.

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