339 Cell Biomechanics

Tuesday, November 10, 2015: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
151D/E (Salt Palace Convention Center)

This session invites contributions in the area of cell mechanics. Topics include measurement of cellular mechanical properties, cytoskeletal mechanics, cellular response to mechanical cues and modulation of cell mechanical properties by external stimuli. Of interest, but not limited to, is the manner in which cells react to biomaterial-related properties, but of greater interest is whether or not these biomaterial properties can be engineered to control or guide cell behavior.

Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science
Esther W. Gomez Email: ewg10@psu.edu
Jeremiah J. Zartman Email: jzartman@nd.edu

12:30 PM
(339a) Cytoplasmic Microrheology from Particle Trajectory Analysis in Motile Cells
Elena F. Koslover, Caleb K. Chan, Rikki M. Garner and Julie A. Theriot

12:48 PM

1:06 PM
(339c) High-Throughput Linear Optical Stretcher for Mechanical Characterization of Blood Cells
Kevin B. Roth, Keith B. Neeves, Jeff Squier and David W. M. Marr

1:24 PM
(339d) The Role of a-Catenin in Cadherin-Mediated Mechanical Signaling in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Eva Yi-Hsuan Huang, Yee Seir Kee, Andrew J. Price, William I. Weis, Vittorio Sebastiano and Alexander R. Dunn

2:00 PM
(339f) Single Molecule Mechanical Characterization of the Mitotic Kinesin Motor Kif15
Dana N. Reinemann, Emma G. Sturgill, Dibyendu Kumar Das, Ryoma Ohi and Matthew J. Lang

2:18 PM
(339g) The Chemical Structure of Fungal Cell Membrane Lipids Affects Their Biophysical Properties
Amir M. Farnoud, Jihyun Kim, Ashutosh Singh, Erwin London and Maurizio Del Poeta
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