We aim to understand how forces are generated and transmitted in cells and tissues, and how these dynamic forces control biological outcomes. To enable these measurements, we have pioneered the development of a broad range of new tools and methods for microscale measurements of cell and tissue mechanics.

 Recent Publications

Bugra Kaytanli, Aimal H. Khankhel, Noy Cohen, and Megan T. Valentine. Soft Matter 16: 4192-4199 (2020).
Liam P. Dow, Aimal H. Khankhel, John Abram, and Megan T. Valentine. BioTechniques 68(5) 275-278 (2020).
Roopa Madhu, Delany Rodriguez, Claudia Guzik, Shambhavi Singh, Anthony W De Tomaso, Megan T Valentine, Dinah Loerke. Molecular Biology of the Cell 31(16), 1714-1725 (2020).
Luke Patterson, Jennifer Walker, Evelyn Rodriguez-Mesa, Kevin Shields, John Foster, Megan T. Valentine, Adele Doyle, and Kimberly Foster. Journal of Micrelectromechanical Systems 29 14-24 (2020).