My research interest focuses on developing quantitative live cell imaging methodologies to characterize dynamics and coordination of molecular/cellular events related with cytoskeleton organization and dynamics. Using these methods, my lab studies how cells sense, react, and harness mechanic forces in physiological/pathophysiological processes such as brain development and cancer metastasis. Ultimately, I want to develop novel therapeutics based on our mechanobiological understanding of cellular processes.
I enjoy working together with students in both classroom and laboratory settings. I am fully dedicated to fostering student development toward innovative leaders in biomedical engineering. Modern biology is changing rapidly from a qualitative to a quantitative discipline. Here in WPI Biomedical Engineering Department, I strive to emphasize the importance of quantitative thinking in biology, and motivate students to integrate biology and engineering and drive biological innovations by meticulous measurement and manipulation of biological systems. I will take full advantage of my expertise in cell biology, biophysics, and information technology to help them with finding their own successful carrier paths.