A paper by Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan, Madeline Clark, Jeffrey Amack, and Lisa Manning titled “Tissue Flow Induces Cell Shape Changes During Organogenesis” was published in the December 4, 2018 issue of Biophysical Journal. Full text of the paper is available at https://www.cell.com/biophysj/fulltext/S0006-3495(18)31217-7
Prof. Lisa Manning was just named to Science News’ “Top 10 Scientists to Watch” list:
Congratulations to postdoctoral associate Matthias Merkel for accepting a position as an independent junior group leader at the IBDM in Marseille, France. We will miss you, but we’re so happy for your success!
Congratulations to undergraduate SBI REU student Janice Kang, who presented a poster in the University-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium in Aug 2018! Also, a big congratulations to Preeti Sahu and Gonca Erdemci Tandogan who provided mentorship on your project to quantity the nature of the rigidity transition in models for ordered biological tissues.
A paper by Michael Czajkowski, Dapeng Bi, lisa Manning, and Cristina Marchetti titled “Hydrodynamics of shape-driven rigidity transitions in motile tissues”, was published in the June 14, 2018 issue of Soft Matter. Full text of the paper is available at https://pubs.rsc.org.
A paper by Daniel Sussman, Mateo Paoluzzi, Cristina Marchetti, and Lisa Manning titled “Anomalous glassy dynamics in simple models of dense biological tissue” was published in the April 6, 2018 issue of EPL. Full text of the paper is available at http://iopscience.iop.org.
Lisa Manning was featured in a Q&A for Quanta Magazine on June 11, 2018. In it, she discusses how the study of dynamic glassy materials can help us better understand embryonic development and disease. Read the Q&A at www.quantamagazine.org.
More than 30 educators from across the United States attended the inaugural “Building Authentic Partnerships” workshop on June 25-26, 2018. This workshop, held at UC-Irvine and sponsored by grants from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and NSF, was designed to inspire new and creative partnerships between minority-serving institutions and primarily white institutions. Organizers are currently reviewing applications for $20,000 in seed funding to support such partnerships. More information about the workshop is available here.
Congratulations to Giuseppe Passucci, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis on April 18, 2018. Giuseppe’s thesis is titled “Self-propelled particle modeling, characterization, and imaging of superdiffusive fibroblast cells on 2D shape memory polymer substrates” and is available through the SU library at https://surface.syr.edu/etd/869/.