Our group specializes in using engineered tissues and computational models to understand how mechanical forces direct developmental patterning events during tissue morphogenesis and during disease progression. We are specifically focused on uncovering key insights into how tissues build themselves and how mechanical forces induce cancer progression.

Awards and Achievements

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface ( 2007)
  • Sloan Fellow ( 2010)
  • TR35 Young Innovator ( 2010)
  • Allan P. Colburn Award ( 2011)
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award ( 2012)
  • HHMI Faculty Scholars Award