MBI’s Faculty and Researchers

The Mechanobiology Institute is committed to developing better ways to bring together the multi-disciplinary expertise that is needed to understand the systems biology of mechanical functions.

Mechanobiology is a dynamic discipline, one that demands dedication and researchers with both a broad vision and the drive to succeed. Here at MBI we are creating a new and powerful community of motivated scientists committed to the advancement of the discipline and the future of mechanobiology.

Leadership

Rong Li
Rong LiDirector and Principal Investigator
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Yusuke Toyama
Yusuke ToyamaDeputy Director and Principal Investigator
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Pakorn Tony Kanchanawong
Pakorn Tony KanchanawongDeputy Director and Principal Investigator
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Faculty and Investigators

Alexander BERSHADSKY
Alexander BERSHADSKYPrincipal Investigator
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Cell movement and the physical forces necessary for cells to attach themselves to the substrate and to one another. Mechanical “sensors” that provide the cell with information about its environment and determine its behavior.

Pakorn Tony KANCHANAWONG
Pakorn Tony KANCHANAWONGDeputy Director and Principal Investigator
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Super-resolution microscopy, integrin-mediated cell adhesions, nanoscale architecture of cellular structures
Linda J KENNEY
Linda J KENNEYPrincipal Investigator
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Signal transduction in bacteria, bacterial pathogenesis, mechanotransduction and osmotic signaling in E. coli, mechanisms of anti-silencing of virulence genes in Salmonella
Rong LI
Rong LIDirector and Principal Investigator
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Cellular dynamics and mechanics, cell and tissue aging and regeneration, chromosomal biology in cellular adaptation
LIM Chwee Teck
LIM Chwee TeckPrincipal Investigator
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Collective cell migration, human disease mechanobiology, microfluidic technologies for disease detection and diagnosis, 2D materials for biomedical applications
LOW Boon Chuan
LOW Boon ChuanPrincipal Investigator
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Cell signaling, domain-discovery, protein-protein interaction, structural biology, developmental biology, computational biology and mechanobiology
Paul MATSUDAIRA
Paul MATSUDAIRAPrincipal Investigator
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Mechanobiology of cells and tissues, dynamics of nano-scale water, biomaging sciences
Fumio MOTEGI
Fumio MOTEGIPrincipal Investigator