Mohammad Reza Kaazempur Mofrad
Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
(510) 643-8165

Research Expertise and Interest

mechanobiology, cell mechanics, multiscale biomechanics


The mission of Mofrad Lab at the University of California Berkeley is to advance the understanding of cellular mechanobiology, with the ultimate aim to shed light on the root causes of human cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Current specific projects 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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