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2022

New study showing the effects of fluid viscosity on cell migration now published in Nature!

We are delighted to share our new collaborative work led by the Konstantopoulos Lab at Johns Hopkins University, now published in Nature, showing that elevated viscosity counterintuitively increases cell motility and imprints mechanical memory in tumor cells enabling them to disseminate more efficiently in vivo. Find the publication here. Gallery Credit: Dr. Selma A. Serra

Graduate student Farnaz Hemmati wins 3rd place in the 2022 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

We are delighted to announce that Farnaz Hemmati, a graduate student at the Mistriotis Lab, received the 3rd place award in the 2022 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase. The overall event was centered on a poster presentation for graduate students from all engineering departments to present their research. The research presentation was three hours long followed by an awards banquet. Congratulations Farnaz! 🎉 Gallery

Mistriotis lab @ BMES 2022

The Mistriotis lab is excited to attend the BMES 2022 Conference in San Antonio, Texas! On October 13th, our graduate student Farnaz Hemmati presented her exciting work and gave an oral presentation with the title: ‘P53 activity governs cell life and death in confinement’. Congratulations Farnaz!🎉 Gallery

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month we would like to express our immense gratitude to Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama’s support to Mistriotis Lab which will allow us to better understand how breast cancer cells invade other organs for the development of new therapeutic strategies.

Dr. Mistriotis named Ginn Faculty Achievement Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mistriotis has been awarded the Ginn Faculty Achievement Fellowship. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recognized Dr. Mistriotis for his outstanding and ongoing contributions to the college. Tweet

Graduate student Ayuba Akinpelu on the GINNing Podcast!

On the latest episode of the award-winning GINNing Podcast, Ayuba Akinpelu, Ph.D. student in the Mistriotis Lab discussed his research on cancer cell microenvironments. Find the recording here! Tweet

Mistriotis Lab in the Auburn University News!

If you want to learn about our recently received National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) check out this article: https://eng.auburn.edu/news/2022/08/mistriotis-nih-mira Tweet

Mistriotis Lab receives National Institute of Health (NIH) NIGMS MIRA grant!

We are thrilled to announce that the Mistriotis Lab has received the National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Congrats to all members of the Mistriotis Lab whose hard work made this achievement possible! 🎉 Tweet

Farshad Amiri ranks 1st in the Auburn Research Symposium 2022

We are delighted to announce that Farshad Amiri, Ph.D. candidate at Mistriotis Lab, ranked first for his oral presentation in the Auburn Research Symposium 2022 at Auburn University. Congrats Farshad! 🎉 Tweet

Mistriotis lab receives Career Development Award from the American Heart Association

We are excited to announce that our lab has been awarded a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. The grant is entitled “The contributions of cytokinesis proteins to smooth muscle cell function in health and disease” and will support us until 03/31/2025. Find more information about the American Heart Association here.

2021

Mistriotis lab receives BCRFA research grant

The Mistriotis lab is very excited to receive funding from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA). Our lab will integrate bioengineering tools, genome-wide genetic screens and in vivo models to discover new determinants of triple negative breast cancer cell invasion. Find more information about BCRFA here. Tweet

Mistriotis lab @ BMES 2021

The Mistriotis lab is excited to attend the BMES 2021 Conference in-person! On October 7th, graduate student Farnaz Hemmati gave an oral presentation on her work on cell entrapment in confined microenvironments with the title: ‘A novel microfluidic device for investigating the long-term effects of confinement on cell phenotype and function’. Congratulations Farnaz! Tweet Gallery