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Cell Migration Research

Understanding the way cells move around the body has important implications related to early embryonic development, cancer cell movement and wound healing. Dr. Abhyankar’s latest research, funded by an NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Award, aims to expand the body of knowledge around how cells decide when and how to move. Specifically, his research will create regions of random alignment of collagen within an otherwise homogenously aligned environment and then look at how cells interpret and respond to these variations. Dr. Abhyankar continues to advance his research at a rapid pace with four new federal awards in 2022 from NSF (1) and NIH (3). He is widely published and committed to training the next generation of biomedical engineers.

Vinay Abhyankar, Principal Investigator

Additional information about Dr. Abhyankar’s research can be found at https://abhyankarlab.org. In addition, Dr. Abhyankar is active on Twitter – follow him at @abhyankar_lab.

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  • September 28, 2022

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    Faculty researchers develop humanoid robotic system to teach Tai Chi

    Zhi Zheng’s robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research team hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Zheng, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed the humanoid robot as part of her assistive technology research.

  • September 23, 2022

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    Neonatal ambulance hits ground in Honduras

    After five years of collaboration and production, the neonatal transport ambulance designed by RIT’s Hope for Honduras team has hit the ground in Honduras. The ambulance will help save countless young lives by greatly enhancing medical access to neonatal care for those living in rural areas of the country.

  • September 16, 2022

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    NIH funds new RIT-led study to explore how living cells regulate the growth of organelles

    Lishibanya Mohapatra, an assistant professor at RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, hopes that a better understanding of how living cells maintain the size of their organelles can lead to therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. She earned a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how cells control the size of organelles.

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