Dr. Julie Y. Ji
Areas of Research: Cell and Nuclear Mechanics, Mechanotransduction
Cells exist in a mechanically active environment. Our group is interested in understanding how various mechanical and biochemical signals can influence cell functions on a genetic, molecular, and cellular level; and how they are translated into tissue or whole body effects. We are specifically interested in cells of the vascular system.
- Simultaneous effects of biochemical and mechanical signals (shear stress, strain, and substrate properties) on cell apoptosis
- The importance of an structurally intact cell nucleus in mechanotransduction
- Nuclear hormone receptor signaling under mechanical stresses
- Looking for 1 graduate student with experience in cell and molecular biology techniques
Vascular Cellular Mechanics Lab SELB 221, Office: SL-220J, 317-278-2275, IUPUI Campus, Indianapolis