Mohammad R. K. Mofrad

Mohammad Mofrad

Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering
Dept of Bioengineering
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
(510) 643-8165
Research Expertise and Interest
Molecular Cell Biomechanics; Bacterial Communities and Microbiomes; Deep Learning for Biology and Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease
Research Description

Mechanical phenomena affect nearly every aspect of cellular biology and function, yet the underlying mechanisms of how mechanical forces and biochemical signals interact is not clearly understood. The mission of our research program is to understand the regulatory mechanisms involved in mechanotransduction at cellular and subcellular levels, ultimately shedding light on the role of these processes in human disease. Specifically, our lab is currently engaged in the following projects:

I.    Molecular pathways involved in cell mechanotransduction, coupling the extracellular matrix to the nucleus
II.    Bacterial mechanotransduction and microbiomes
III.    Deep learning for biology (deep proteomics and deep genomics) and medicine (clinical classifications and diagnostics)
IV.    Multiscale models of cardiovascular biomechanics, in particular, the aortic valve

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In the News

May 10, 2010

On the Trail of Cellular Mysteries

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.