Our Viscosity Paper is Featured in Nature Physics News and Views

Our paper “Membrane ruffling is a mechanosensor of extracellular fluid viscosity (PDF version: https://go.nature.com/3oyIXXB)” published today is also highlighted at the Nature Physics News and Views article “Ruffled in water, smooth in honey” . We thank Drs. Laura M. Faure and Pere Roca-Cusachs for their beautiful summary and discussion.

In the following movie, a human cell flattens itself as the viscosity changes so that it can migrate faster in honey-like fluids than in water-like fluids.

More information can also be found at the JHU Hub.

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Happy Birthday Jen

We celebrated Jen’s birthday by treating ourselves to a load of crabs at a crab shack.

It was a perfect summer dinner. Happy Birthday Jen!

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Dr. Pittman!

Matt successfully defended his thesis and earned his doctorate today. It has been a long and hard journey but Matt got through all the extraordinary challenges brought by experiments, publication process and the pandemic with perseverance and courage. We are very proud of what you accomplished. Congratulations!

We had a great celebration lunch after the defense at a Creole restaurant.

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Humza wins Best Poster Award at 15th Nano-Bio Symposium

Humza’s presented his work ” Differential Effects of Extracellular Fluid Viscosity on Epithelial Cell and Fibroblast Migration and Proliferation” at the 15th Nano-Bio Symposium, and won the best poster award (2nd place). More information is available here. Congratulations for your good work and the recognition, Humza!

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Welcome Daniel

We welcome the latest addition to MEOW lab, Daniel Yan, a recent graduate from University of Michigan . With his contagious enthusiasm, Daniel will study cell mechanics. We look forward to working with you, Daniel!

Also, what an opportune time to join us – Happy birthday, Daniel!

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Matt’s Paper is Accepted at Nature Physics

After months and months of blood, toil, tears and sweat, Matt’s masterpiece about why cells migrate faster in very viscous fluids has been accepted to be published in Nature Physics. We are very proud of your beautiful work, but we are even prouder of the tenacity that you demonstrated through this dramatic and challenging project. You are a true MEOWan Matt!

 

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Wei-Hung Gets His Doctoral Hood

We officially celebrated Wei-Hung’s academic achievement today with other newly minted doctors at Homewood field. We are so honored to have you work with us Wei-Hung!

 

 

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Seungman will become a professor

Seungman  accepted the offer from University of Nevada Las Vegas – a good research school on the rise. Congratulations! We wait to hear wonderful news about novel findings, big papers, bigger funding from you, Seungman!

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Dr. Wei-Hung Jung!

We are very very happy to celebrate Wei-Hung’s successful defense that concluded his super-productive PhD training. It has been a journey full of challenges but also of rewarding moments. We are lucky to have Wei-Hung in the lab. He is heading to Harvard for his postdoc training. We wish you the best, Dr. Jung!

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Junjie passes GBO exam

Junjie passes his GBO exam today and is one step closer to become Dr. Chen. Congratulations!

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