Newly Published: Stooke‐Vaughan, G., Davidson, L. and Woolner, S. (2017). Xenopus as a model for studies in mechanical stress and cell division. Genesis. – “We exist in a physical world, and cells within biological tissues must respond appropriately to both environmental forces and forces generated within the tissue to ensure normal development and homeostasis. …”
New review published: Vijayraghavan, D. S. and Davidson, L. A. (2016). Mechanics of neurulation: from classical to current perspectives on the physical mechanics that shape, fold, and form the neural tube. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology. DOI: 10.1002/bdra.23557 .
Congratulations to Takehiko on joining Kanazawa Medical University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncologic Pathology.
Congratulations to Deepthi! Deepthi’s abstract, titled “Biomechanical analysis of cell behaviors during neural plate convergent extension”, has been selected for a platform presentation in the Minisymposium entitled, “Cell Polarity and Morphogenesis” under the topic Multicellular Interactions, Tissues, and Development at the 2016 American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco in December.
Congratulate Dr. Fatima Syed-Picard on new faculty position as Assistant Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration. Go Panthers!
Commentary published with Dr. Jennifer Adibi and collaborators.
J. J. Adibi, Y. Zhao, A. Cartus, P. Gupta, and L. A. Davidson (2016).Placental mechanics in the Zika-microcephaly relationship. Cell Host & Microbe, 20(1), 9-11. Commentary on recent studies.
New review published in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.
H. Y. Kim*, T. R. Jackson*, and L. A. Davidson (2016). On the role of mechanics in driving mesenchymal-to-epithelial transitions. (* contributed equally) Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.
Congratulations Dr. Holley Lynch on her new job as Assistant Professor in Physics at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Go Hatters(?). Dr. Lynch will be developing her research program on tissue spreading and embryo biophysics.
New paper in Biomaterials by Song et al. How 3D substrates control spreading by epithelial-mesenchymal composite tissues.