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Mechanics of Development Lab: MoD

Timothy Saunders' laboratory studies how biological systems manage to function so reliably despite the inevitable presence of noise (i.e. how is nature "robust"?).

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Actin Biomechanics and Cell Dynamics Lab

Alexander Bershadsky's laboratory studies basic (ABCD) processes of self-organization of actin structures in the cell, which depend on assembly of actin filaments mediated by formin family proteins, cell contractility mediated by myosins, and anchorage and nucleation of the actin arrays at adhesion complexes (focal adhesions, podosomes and cell-cell junctions). Find out more at



The Nuclear Mechanics & Genome Regulation Laboratory

GV Shivashankar's is interested in understanding the role of cell geometry on nuclear mechanics and genome regulation. Find out more at