Research Interests: BioMEMS (single and multi-cellular regulation and guidance, biophysics)Job Interests: Industry R&D
received her B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.S. Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently a 5th year graduate student with Professor Liwei Lin at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing her Ph.D., and collaborates with Professors Song Li and Dorian Liepmann. Adrienne's current research interests include mechanical guidance and regulation of single and collective cells using microtopographic substrates.
Functional and Organized Cellular Substrates [BPN403]
While single cell studies have historically been the driving force for cell biology, collective, or group, behavior is actually the true working mechanism of numerous growth and pathological phenomenon in the body including morphogenesis, wound healing, and cancer metastases. Mechanical micro-environment cues have been demonstrated as important regulators of single cell behavior, and this project focuses on investigating mechanical regulation of collective cell behavior via microtopographic substrates.