February 2016

Hengameh, Mohaddeseh, Mohammad, Ruhollah, Zainab, and Zeinab presented their research at the 60th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

December 2015

Zeinab Jahed receives a Biophysical Society Education Committee Travel Award for her project “MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF MECHANOTRANSDUCTION THROUGH LINC COMPLEXES”, which she will present at the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting to be held February 27-March 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Congratulations, Zeinab!
Hengameh Shams receives a Biophysical Society CID Travel Award for her project “MOLECULAR MECHANISM OF α-ACTININ BINDING TO F-ACTIN: EFFECT OF K255E MUTATION”, which she will present at the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting to be held February 27-March 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Congratulations, Hengameh!
Hengameh, Zeinab, Mohaddeseh, and Mohammad presented their research at the 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

November 2015

Mohaddeseh Peyro and Mohammad Soheilypour’s research on Nucleocytoplasmic Transport is highlighted by LBNL Newscenter!

Feb 2015

Prof. Mohammad Mofrad is elected for American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s college of fellows.

April 2014

Kiavash Garakani receives the Berkeley Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Kiavash!
Mohaddeseh Peyro receives the Berkeley Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Mohaddeseh!

March 2014

Zeinab Jahed’s research on Staphylococcus Cells’s Adhesion to Nanostructures is highlighted by LBNL Newscenter!

March 2013

Our integrin models get highlighted by LBNL NewsCenter!
Zeinab Jahed wins the NSERC scholarship, Canada’s top award for graduate studies. Congratulations, Zeinab!
Lab alum Sang-Hee Yoon joins the Inha University faculty as assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Micro/Nano Soft Biomechanics Laboratory. Congratulations, Prof. Yoon!

January 2013

Mofrad named Academic Editor of PLoS One.
Mofrad named to Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering.

September 2012

Lab alum Preethi Chandran joins Howard University faculty as assistant professor of Chemical Engineering. Congratulations, Prof. Chandran!

June 2012

Mohammad Azimi wins the 2012-2013 Craven & Lewis Fellowship. Congratulations, Mohammad!

May 2012

Mofrad named to Editorial Board of Cytotechnology.

Jan 10, 2012

Reza Karimi defends his PhD thesis on “The Role of Hydrodynamic Interactions in the Dynamics and Viscoelasticity of Actin Networks”. Congratulations, Dr. Karimi

Sep 26, 2011

Helene Karcher, a PhD alum of the group, has won the prestigious 2011 Pierre Faurre Prize awarded by the Ecole Polytechnique Foundation. This prize acknowledges a “particularly promising career start in an industry with strong scientific and innovative components…. and the recipient should have significantly contributed to both science and its translation in industry”. Congratulations, Dr. Karcher!

Sep 23, 2011

Javad Golji completes his PhD thesis on “Molecular Dynamic of Mechanosensing and Mechanotransduction at the Focal Adhesions”. Congratulations, Dr. Golji!

Jun 2011

Lab alum Ahmad “Mo” Khalil joins Boston University faculty as assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Prof. Khalil!

June 2011

Lab alum Mohammad-Reza Alam joins UC Berkeley faculty as assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations, Prof. Alam!

May 2011

Lab alum Heather Bowerman named to White House OSTP!

May 2011

Mofrad named to Editorial Board of ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!

Mar 1, 2011

Hengameh Shams receives Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Hengameh!

Aug 26, 2010

Dr. Amir Shamloo receives Siebel Post-doctoral Fellowship. Congratulations, Amir!

Aug 26, 2010

Javad Golji named 2011 Siebel Scholar. Congratulations, Javad!

Aug 10, 2010

Sang-Hee Yoon completes his PhD thesis on “Programmable Manipulation of Adherent Cell Motility Using Biological Breadboards”. Congratulations, Dr. Yoon!

Jun 15, 2010

Javad Golji and Mohammad Azimi won 1st and 2nd place awards in the PhD student paper and podium presentation competition at the 2010 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. Congratulations, Javad and Mohammad

May 12, 2010

Mofrad receives tenure with promotion to associate professor, effective July 1, 2010. Enormous thanks to all lab members, colleagues and collaborators for all your contributions over the years!

Feb 15, 2010

Mohammad Mofrad has received a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER award!

Dec 15, 2009

Mofrad publishes new BioE Text!

Sep 21, 2009

Joe Leach completes his PhD thesis on “Patient-Specific Mechanical Analysis of Atherosclerotic Arteries with Resolved Pre- and Post-Rupture Intraplaque Composition”. Congratulations, Dr. Leach!

Sep 12, 2009

Mofrad named to Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomechanics!

May 27, 2008

Mofrad receives Hellman Faculty Award

May 22, 2008

Eli Weinberg defends his PhD thesis on “Multiscale Simulations of the Human Aortic Heart Valve: Applications in Disease and Surgery”. Congratulations, Dr. Weinberg!

Aug 16, 2007

Seung Lee successfully defends his PhD thesis on “Mechanotransduction by Talin: A Molecular Dynamics Study of Force-Induced Recruitment of Vinculin to a Focal Adhesion Complex”. Congratulations, Dr. Lee!

May 12, 2006

Helene Karcher defends her PhD thesis on “The Mechanics of Mechanotransduction”. Congratulations, Dr. Karcher!

June 15, 2005

Mofrad named Regent’s Junior Faculty Fellow!