Arpita Upadhyaya

Arpita Upadhyaya

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Arpita Upadhyaya
 
Assistant Professor
Institute for Physical Science and Technology
Department of Physics
 
Ph.D. in Physics. University of Notre Dame (2000)
 
Research Interests: The cell membrane, cytoskeletal polymers and other proteins collectively form a highly nonlinear, adaptive system that allows the cell to respond to its environment.  Our research goal is to understand how the physical properties of cells and their constituents shape biological movement and force generation at various length scales from polymer filament networks to single cells to multi-cellular tissues.  We combine techniques from soft condensed matter physics with quantitative imaging, genetic manipulation and mathematical modeling to uncover how signaling networks and biochemistry determine physical responses of the cell and cytoskeleton.

Office: IPST 1115A
Phone: 301-405-9939
Email: arpitau@umd.edu
Homepage: http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~arpitau/