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Office: 3110 A. James Clark Hall
Phone: 301-314-1813
Kimberly Stroka
Co-Director, NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research
Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Education

The Cell and Microenvironment Engineering Lab is focused on understanding the interplay between mechanical and biochemical cues from the cellular microenvironment on cellular behavior during normal homeostasis, progression of diseases, and therapeutic treatments. We engineer cells and their microenvironment in order to create model systems that allow us to systematically understand fundamental aspects of cell and tissue mechanobiology, with the long-term goals of advancing scientific knowledge and directing new therapeutic strategies for diseases. 

Research Interests: Quantitative cell mechanobiology; biomechanics; microfluidic devices for modeling physiological systems; nano/microtechnology; live cell imaging