Engineering biomimetic microsystems to study tumor cells

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Monday, April 10, 2017
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Olin 114
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Physics Seminar
Dr. Kimberly Stroka (DU ’06)
University of Maryland

Title: Engineering biomimetic microsystems to study tumor cell mechanobiology at the blood-brain barrier

Abstract: Intriguingly, we have discovered that the classical model of cell migration on two-dimensional substrates (relying on actin polymerization, cell adhesion to the substrate, and myosin II-mediated contractility) does not apply to metastatic tumor cells migrating through physically confining spaces that exist at the BBB.

Finally, I will discuss my exciting journey, from my beginnings as a Denison Physics major, to my current position as Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

** Refreshments will be served, as well. **

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

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