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: http://biomechanics.berkeley.edu/research
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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.
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.