UMD Researchers Shed Light on Mechanical Properties of Cells

Giuliano Scarcelli, assistant professor in UMD's Fischell Department of Bioengineering; Milos Nikolic, UMD bioengineering Ph.D. student and NCI-UMD Partnership student; and Jitao Zhang, post-doctoral researcher in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering invented a non-destructive and non-disruptive method for observing cells and measuring their mechanical functions using light. The invention was nominated for UMD's Invention of the Year Award in 2018 in the physical sciences category.

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