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A Multiphase Complex-fluids Model for Collective Cell Motions on Patterned Substrate

  • Feb. 22, 2016
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • LeConte 312

Abstract

The collective motion of multicellular systems (a group of cells) on a substrate is a result of intercellular and intracellular dynamics coupled with the strong cell substrate interaction at different time and length scales. In this talk, a new multiphase complex fluids model will be presented to study this dynamics. The effects of microstructures of individual cells (cell membrane, cell cortex, actin polymerization / depolymerization) on the collective dynamics will be investigated. The cell substrate interaction and its role in directing cell motions will be studied, as well.

This is a joint work with Dr. Qi Wang.

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