Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
(510) 643-8165

Research Expertise and Interest

nuclear pore complex and nucleocytoplasmic transport, mechanobiology of disease, cellular mechanotransduction, integrin-mediated focal adhesions


Mofrad Lab is focused on exploring the molecular basis of cell mechanics and mechanotransduction with specific attention to:

  1. Mechanobiology of integrin-mediated focal adhesions.
  2. Mechanobiology of the nuclear pore complex and nucleocytoplasmic transport, with the ultimate goal to shed light on the role of these mechanobiological processes in human diseases.

Details of specific projects currently being conducted in Mofrad Lab can be found here.

In Research News

March 4, 2014

First look at how individual staphylococcus cells adhere to nanostructures could lead to new ways to thwart infections. Berkeley Lab led research could guide the development of bacteria-resistant materials.

March 21, 2013

Your cells are social butterflies. They constantly interact with their surroundings, taking in cues on when to divide and where to anchor themselves, among other critical tasks.

May 10, 2010

UC Berkeley assistant professor of bioengineering Mohammad Mofrad has been busy uncovering the mysteries of how human cells behave when physical force is applied to them, working at the exact intersection of engineering and biology.

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