PROJECT TITLE: Understanding the effect of substrate rheology on cell behaviour.
OVERVIEW: Mechanical signals such as substrate rigidity, shear stress, substrate topology, etc. are known to influence the overall cell behaviour and function. Although tissues and extracellular matrix present in our body our viscoelastic in nature, previous studies have mainly focused on the effect of substrate rigidity on cell behaviour. Therefore, this study aims to understand how the viscous component of the substrate affects cell behaviour