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CELLS - We are mainly concerned with the spreading, motility and division of cells on flexible substrates. What is the effect of the “mechanical” environment on cells?


Cell-cell interaction or the importance of being a good neighbor. Ratna Oetama


Cell adhesion controls mitosis: Let go and divide. Elena Traus and Leann Matta

Cholesterol effect on cell adhesion, and cell mechanics. Ratna Oetama


Morphology of vesicles as a function of lipid content. Gerardo Paredes


Cholesterol homeostasis: From vesicle domains to cellular function. Gerardo Paredes