Student working on a research project.

Cancer Cell Mechanics And Mechanobiology

Highly heterogeneous responses of cancer cells to tissue stiffness make it difficult to dissect underlying molecular mechanisms. To overcome this, my lab integrates Mechanobiology, Cancer Cell Biology, and Machine Learning to manipulate stiffness and assess responses with unique precision.

Our lab is looking for undergraduate assistants for a research project studying effects of extracellular matrix stiffness on cancer cell functions and molecular players involved in the process.

The assistant will be required to perform several wet lab techniques such as cell culture, western blot, RT-qPCR, immunofluorescence as well as 3D-bioprinting and atomic force microscopy. Prior experience of some or all of these techniques is preferred but not required.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Cell biology, Mechanobiology Machine-learning, 3D-Bioprinting
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently, participate and present in lab meetings, experience working in wet lab, knowledge/experience at performing cell culture, immunoblotting, immunocytochemistry, RT-qPCR (preferred but not required)
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Yongho Bae
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pathology And Anatomical Sciences
Office: 4262
Phone: 7168293523