About the Lab: Biomaterials and Biophysics of Cancer
We are interested in engineering new technologies to study cancer cell invasion and phenotypic plasticity. Physically, we explore how materials and mechanical aspects of the tumor microenvironment regulate malignant behavior both in 2D and in 3D. Biologically, we seek new insights into single cell heterogeneity and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Our approach will have a translational component, enabling high-throughput screening of new therapeutic compounds.