Faculty Profile: Pathak, Medha
|Faculty Information||Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department)||Location|
Medha M. Pathak
NEURAL STEM CELLS
Department: Physiology & Biophysics
|291 Irvine Hall|
Mechanical forces powerfully modulate neural stem cell behavior, thus shaping development and repair of the nervous system. Our lab aims to understand at a molecular, cellular and organismal level, how mechanical forces are detected and transduced by cells. In answering this question, we focus on the mechanically-activated ion channel, Piezo1, which we previously showed to be important for neural stem cell mechano-regulation. Research in the lab utilizes a broad variety of approaches, ranging from techniques in stem cell biology, cell biology, ion channel biophysics, bioengineering and developmental biology.
Requirements to Participate
3 - 4 hours per unit. 1 year Commitment to 2 year commitment. Minimum 3 units.
Faculty Means of Evaluation
Completion of assigned tasks, understanding of the project, communication skills, accuracy of laboratory recording keeping.