Department of Bioengineering Seminar Series Jeffrey J. Fredberg, Ph.D.
“Geometry of Cell Jamming: New biology, Surprising Physics, and Useful Ideas About Airway Epithelium” ABSTRACT: As an injury heals, an embryo develops, or a carcinoma spreads, epithelial cells systematically change their shape. In each of these processes cell shape is studied extensively whereas variability of shape from cell-to-cell is regarded most often as biological noise. But where do cell shape and its variability come from? Here we report that cell shape and shape variability are mutually constrained through a relationship that is purely geometrical. That relationship is...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:00am
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