. Kshitiz, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Investigator, Yale Center of Cancer Systems Biology
Visiting Faculty, Yale University
Our lab's objective is to understand a cell's interaction with its neighbors and the microenvironment. With a particular focus on tumor microenvironment, we aim to unravel the language cells employ to converse with each other, how the grammar and the content of the langage adapt to the environment, and how cells behave in response. We use a gamut of of techniques, including live microscopy, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, nanofabrication, cell patterning, evolutionary biology, and genetics to answer fundamental questions in biology and medicine.
Our current physiological focus involves understanding how new phenotypes emerge within cancer populations by their neighborly interactions; the evolutionary basis of metastatic tolerance; as well as cardiac maturation for disease modeling.
|B.S.||Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay||Computer Science|
|Ph.D.||Johns Hopkins School of Medicine||Biomedical Engineering|
Accepting Lab Rotation Students: Fall '18, Spring '19