Upcoming Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars

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Push and pull: Mechanical forces that guide cell motility, by Alison Patteson

Feb 22, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Lisa Manning / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

Mechanical effects can have as great an influence on cell structure and function as signaling by chemical stimuli. Many cell types alter their morphology or change their motility patterns when grown on substrates of different stiffness, confined by external boundaries, or reach critical densities that give rise to collective motion. I will discuss two general problems. The first regards how alterations of the mammalian cytoskeleton maximize motility in vivo without compromising cellular integrity. The second, how active swarms of bacteria utilize collective motion to capture new territory at the boundary of dead passive matter. Our results highlight the need for theoretical and experimental research to address emerging questions related to non-equilibrium living matter.

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TBD by Patrick Oakes

Mar 22, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Jennifer Schwarz / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Daniel Cohen

Mar 29, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Lisa Manning / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Moumita Das

Apr 5, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Alison Patteson / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Mingming Wu

Apr 12, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Alison Patteson / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Lisa Tran

Apr 19, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Lisa Manning / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Kerstin Nordstrom

Apr 26, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof.Joseph Paulsen/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960