To develop and characterize viscoelastic gels for cellular applications

Substrate viscoelasticity is known to control cellular functions. In this project the student is expected to create/develop soft gel materials following the recipes available in the literature and will perform rheological characterizations. Further, they will check the effect of substarte rheology on different cellular functions. 


“Viscotaxis”- directed migration of mesenchymal stem cells in response to loss modulus gradient - ScienceDirect

Viscoelastic substrate decouples cellular traction force from other related phenotypes - ScienceDirect


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