News & Events
News & Events
News & Events
8 April 2021
12 March 2021
Purboja Purkayastha won the best podium presentation in ChemE annual symposium.
21 September 2020
New paper “A method for direct imaging of x-z cross-sections of fluorescent samples” accepted in Journal of Microscopy with minor revisions.
Dr. Yuan Li has become Assistant Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University where he will pursue research in Biomechanics.
1 November 2019
Aditya Katiyar received the best poster award in the 21st GRACE Symposium, University of Florida.
23 October 2019
New paper “Nuclear size changes caused by local motion of cell boundaries unfold the nuclear lamina and dilate chromatin and intranuclear bodies” accepted in Soft Matter.
22 October 2019
New paper “Emerging concepts and tools in cell mechanomemory” accepted in Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
11 September 2019
New paper “ A skeptic’s guide to bacterial mechanosensing ” accepted in Journal of Molecular Biology.
7 July 2019
New paper “ Mechanical stabilization of the glandular acinus by linker of nucleoskeleton and cytoskeleton complex ” accepted in Current Biology.
26 June 2019
New paper “ A Mutation in Histone H2B Represents a New Class of Oncogenic Driver” accepted in Cancer Discovery.
12 June 2019
Aditya Katiyar received the travel award for the Summer Training Program at Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
21 May 2019
New paper “Mechanics of the nuclear membranes” accepted in the Journal of Cell Science.
8 May 2019
New paper “Repair of nuclear ruptures requires barrier-to-autointegration factor” accepted in the Journal of Cell Biology.
21 April 2019
“Apical cell protrusions cause vertical deformation of the soft cancer nucleus” published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.
31 January 2019
Andrew Tamashunas won the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division student oral presentation competition from the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting . Congratulations!
7 December 2018
New paper “Local, transient tensile stress on the nuclear membrane causes membrane rupture” accepted in Molecular Biology of the Cell.
Andrew Tamashunas receives the GSC Travel Grant for travel to the BMES conference ($350), the Office of Research Travel Award for travel to AIChE ($400), and the Chemical Engineering Department’s Travel Award for travel to AIChE ($400). Congratulations!
21 August 2018
The review titled “Mechanical principles of nuclear shaping and positioning” by Dr. Tanmay Lele, Dr. Richard B. Dickinson and Dr. Gregg G Gundersen got accepted in Journal of Cell Biology.
30 March 2018
Vincent J. Tocco successfully defended his thesis: ” The Mechanism of Nuclear Shaping”. Congratulations, Dr. Tocco.
The University of Florida Office of Research awards Qiao Zhang and VJ Tocco $400 each for support in traveling to the AIChE and BMES annual meetings, respectively. Congratulations!
The Journal of Cellular Physiology designates our recent paper, “The nucleus is irreversibly shaped by motion of cell boundaries in cancer and non-cancer cells,” the spotlight article (in press).
Our recent PNAS publication “On the Ultra-Donut Topology of The Nuclear Envelope” was selected as a feature topic on Math in the Media (11/2016) by American Mathematical Society.
Qiao Zhang presented his poster: “Coordinated dynamics of RNA splicing speckles in the nucleus” in Physical Science of Cancer Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, TX.
Qiao Zhang won the Office of Research Award for his trip to attend the Physical Science of Cancer, Gordon Research Conference in Galveston, Texas. Congratulations.
new paper: “The mammalian LINC complex regulates genome transcriptional responses to substrate rigidity” is published online in Scientific Reports.
Varun Aggarwal successfully defended his thesis :”Mathematical Modeling of Cytoplasmic Gradients: Sampling by the Moving Nucleus.” Congratulations, Dr. Aggarwal.
Srujana Neelam’s article, “Vertical uniformity of cells and nuclei in epithelial monolayers”, Scientific Reports, 2016, has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. Congratulations!
Ian Kent successfully defended his thesis, “Interphase Microtubules: Mechanics and Nuclear Interactions”. Congratulations, Dr. Kent!
new paper: “On the Ultra-Donut Topology of The Nuclear Envelope” accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Samer Alam successfully defended his thesis, “Nuclear Forces and Gene Expression: an Analysis in Fibroblasts”. Congratulations!
new paper: “Transient Pinning and Pulling: A Mechanism for Bending Microtubules” was published online in PLOS ONE.
Qiao Zhang’s article “Coordinated dynamics of RNA splicing speckles in the nucleus” has been selected to be featured on the cover of the Journal of Cellular Physiology. Congratulations!
new paper: “Concentration sensing by the moving nucleus in cell fate determination: a computational analysis” accepted for publication in PLOS ONE.
new paper: “An unresolved LINC in the nuclear envelope” accepted for publication in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
new paper: “Vertical uniformity of cells and nuclei in epithelial monolayers” accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.
new paper: “Coordinated dynamics of RNA splicing speckles in the nucleus” accepted for publication in Journal of Cellular Physiology.
simulation movie of cell spreading and nuclear flattening from Yuan Li’s article has been selected as a Featured Video in Biophysical Journal. Congratulation!
new paper: “Moving cell boundary drives nuclear flattening during cell spreading” accepted for publication in Biophysical Journal.
Srujana Neelam’s article, “Direct force probe reveals the mechanics of nuclear homeostasis in the mammalian cell”, PNAS, 2015, has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. Congratulations!
Samer Alam’s article “The nucleus is an intracellular propagator of tensile forces in NIH 3T3 fibroblasts” has been selected for inclusion in the ‘In This Issue’ section of JCS. Congratulations!
new paper: “A direct force probe reveals the mechanics of nuclear homeostasis in the mammalian cell” accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
new paper: “The nucleus is an intracellular propagator of tensile forces in NIH 3T3 fibroblasts” accepted for publication in the Journal of Cell Science.
T.J. Chancellor’s article “Actomyosin tension exerted on the nucleus through nesprin-1 connections influences endothelial cell adhesion, migration, and cyclic strain-induced reorientation”, Biophysical Journal, 2010, has been selected for F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field. Congratulations!
David Lovett successfully defended his thesis, “Nuclear Shape Control in Fibroblasts”. Congratulations!
New Paper: “Actomyosin pulls to advance the nucleus in a migrating tissue cell” accepted for publication in Biophysical Journal.
Nandini Shekhar, a recent MS graduate has accepted a professional position as a Scientific Associate II with Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research. Congratulations!
Jiyeon Lee, a recent PhD graduate has become a faculty member in Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Her research area is in Nano-biotechnology. Congratulations!
New paper: “Dendritic cell activation is influenced by cyclic mechanical strain when cultured on adhesive substrates” accepted for publication in Biomaterials.
New paper: “Fluctuating Motor Forces Bend Growing Microtubules” accepted for publication in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
David Lovett received the Best Graduate Student Poster Award at the University of Florida Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting.
New paper: “Modulation of nuclear shape by substrate rigidity” accepted for publication in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
Nandini Shekhar’s abstract “Effect of Microtubule Motors on Microtubule Mechanics in Living Cells” was rated as one of the top abstracts in the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Track submitted for presentation at the 2012 BMES meeting in Atlanta,GA.
Dr. Jun Wu has accepted a postdoctoral research position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nandini Sekhar has accepted a scientist position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
New paper: “FRAP Analysis: Accounting for Bleaching during Image Capture” published in PLOS ONE.
David Lovett awarded the Ruska Award at the Southeastern Microscopy Society conference (SEMS is an affiliate of the Microscopy Society of America).