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*Bolded names indicate graduate students in the Darling Lab.


Darling EM, DiCarlo D. 2015. High-throughput assessment of cellular mechanical properties. Ann Rev Biomed Eng. DOI.

Labriola NR, Darling EM. 2015. Temporal heterogeneity in single-cell gene expression and mechanical properties during adipogenic differentiation. J Biomech. 28(2015): 1058-66. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.01.033


Marble HD, Sutermaster BA, Kanthilal M, Fonseca VC, Darling EM. (2014). Gene expression-based enrichment of live cells from adipose tissue produces subpopulations with improved osteogenic potential. Stem Cell Res Ther. 5(5):145. DOI: 10.1186/scrt502

Beane OS, Fonseca VC, Cooper LL, Koren G, Darling EM. (2014). Impact of aging on the regenerative preoperties of bone marrow-, muscle-, and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells. PLoS ONE. 9(12): e115963. PMCID: PMC4277426

Kanthilal MDarling EM. (2014). Characterization of mechanical and regenerative properties of human, adipose stromal cells. Cell Mol Bioeng. NIHMSID: 618972. DOI: 10.1007/s12195-014-0350-y 

Toyjanova J, Hannen E, Bar-Kochba E, Darling EM, Henann D, Franck C. (2014). 3D viscoelastic traction force microscopy. Soft Matter. PMCID: PMC4176508

Beane OS, Fonseca VC, Darling EM. (2014). Adipose-derived stem cells retain their regenerative potential after methotrexate treatment. Exp Cell Res. 327 (2014): 222-233. PMCID: PMC4164584

Desai HV, Voruganti IS, Jayasuriya C, Chen Q, Darling EM. (2014). Live-cell, temporal gene expression analysis of osteogenic differentiation in adipose-derived stem cells. Tissue Eng Pt A. 20(5-6): 899-907. PMCID: PMC3938923 


Athanasiou KA, Darling EM, Duraine GD, Hu JC, Reddi AH. (2013). “Articular Cartilage.” Taylor & Francis Group, LLC: Boca Raton, FL. IBSN: 9781439853245

Gonzalez-Cruz RD, Darling EM. (2013). Adipose-derived stem cell fate is predicted by cellular mechanical properties. Adipocyte. 2 (2): 87-91. PMCID: PMC3661107


Beane OS, Darling EM. (2012). Isolation, Characterization, and Differentiation of Stem Cells for Cartilage Regeneration. Ann Biomed Eng. 40 (10) pp. 2079-97. PMCID: PMC3457050

Gonzalez-Cruz RD, Fonseca VC, Darling EM. (2012). Cellular mechanical properties reflect differentiation potential of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 109 (24) E1523-9. PMCID: PMC3386052

    Desai HV, Darling EM. (2012). Force Scanning for Simultaneous Collection of Topographical and Mechanical Properties. Microscopy and Analysis, January 2012. Volume 26, Issue 1.


    Darling EM. (2011). Force scanning: A rapid, high-resolution approach for spatial mechanical property mapping. Nanotechnology. 22 (17) 175707. PMCID: PMC3150532
    *Recognized by Nanotechnology in their “Highlights 2011” Collection.

    Gilchrist CL, Darling EM, Chen J, Setton LA. (2011). Extracellular matrix ligand and stiffness modulate immature nucleus pulposus cell‐cell interactions. PLoS One. 6 (11) e27170. PMCID: PMC3210142


    Yim EKF, Darling EM, Kulangara K, Guilak F, Leong KW. (2010). Nanotopography-induced changes in focal adhesions, cytoskeletal organization, and mechanical properties of human mesenchymal stem cells. Biomaterials. 31 (2010) pp. 1299-1306. PMCID: PMC2813896

    Darling EM*, Wilusz RE*, Bolognesi MP, Zauscher S, Guilak F. (2010). Spatial mapping of the biomechanical properties of the pericellular matrix of articular cartilage measured in situ via atomic force microscopy. Biophys J. 98 pp. 2848-2856. PMCID: PMC2884253 (*equal contributions)


    Darling EM, Pritchett PE, Evans BA, Superfine R, Zauscher S, Guilak F. (2009). Mechanical properties and gene expression of chondrocytes on micropatterned substrates following dedifferentiation in monolayer. Cell Molec Bioeng. 2 (3) pp. 395-404. PMCID: PMC2898162

    Athanasiou KA, Darling EM, Hu JCY. (2009). Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Morgan & Claypool Publishers: San Rafael, CA.