Mechanical forces within a cell sheet:

  • Monolayer Stress Microscopy: validation and accuracy of recovered inter- and intra-cellular forces, Experimental Biology, Boston (2013) (Poster)
  • Intercellular forces: heterogeneity, cooperativity, and collective cell guidance, Vascular Biology Seminar Series, Harvard Medical School, Boston (2013)
  • Monolayer Stress Microscopy: uncovering inter- and intra-cellular forces in cell sheets, American Society of Cell Biology, San Diego (2012) (Poster)
  • Storms of forces in cell monolayers, MIPS Seminar Series, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (2012)
  • Monolayer Stress Microscopy, Cytoskeletal Club at Harvard Medical School, Boston (2011)


Collective cell migration:

  • Collective cell guidance by cooperative intercellular forces – Plithotaxis,
    • Mechanical Forces in Development seminars, Boston (2012)
    • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India (2011)
    • National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India (2011)
    • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (2011)
    • Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India (2011)
    • Biomedical Engineering Society meeting, Hartford (2011)
    • Radiology Division, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore (2011)
    • Biophysical Society meeting, Baltimore (2011) (Poster)
    • Squishy Physics seminar series, SEAS, Harvard University, Cambridge (2011)
    • Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Watertown (2011)
  • Cooperative Migration Of Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cells: Spatially Heterogeneous Dynamics (SHD) And The Analogy To Jamming Transitions, American Thoracic Society Meeting, New Orleans (2010) (Poster, Presenter: C.C.Hardin)
  • Plithotaxis – physical principle of collective cell migration, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (2010)
  • Monolayer stress microscopy unveiling the way cells move, Flow Volume Underworld, Baltimore (2009)


Endothelial Barrier Integrity:


Matrix deposition by corneal fibroblasts:


Actin network as propulsion motor:


Mechanics of self-organizing nanostructures:

  • Mechanics of semiconductor surfaces and biological nanosystems, Kavli Nanoscience Institute at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (2006)
  • Mechanics of self-organizing nanostructures: formation of quantum dots, propulsion by actin network, Fredberg lab, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (2007)


Self-organization during formation of quantum dots: