The focus of our research has been on the role of biophysical forces in bio-pathological systems such as cancer progression. We are interested in understanding how does the mechanical environment of living cells or tissues alter invasion response and vice-versa. Towards this, our activities can be broadly grouped as (i) biomaterial development, (ii) experimental biomimetic systems and (iii) nanobio-sciences.
Our research-philosopy lies in exploiting the convergence between cell-biology, engineering advances, and analytical methods towards biomedical applications. We are utilizing existing mammlian cell-culture systems (2D and 3D) and easily amenable quasi-3D in-vivo systems in designing, refining, and proposing diagnostic tools for human clinical applications. Our research team is widely intradisciplinary and welcomes scholars with both biological and physical sciences background.