Honors and Awards: Rotschild-Yvette Mayent Award, Institut Curie, 1999
Research Expertise: Cellular Engineering | Bioengineered Therapeutics | Devices and Drug Delivery | Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Cell and Tissue Mechanics
Paul's lab studies how forces applied to the cell or the stiffness of the extracellular matrix affects cell structure and function. He and his group produce soft biocompatible materials to study how matrix stiffness alters cell structure, differentiation, and growth. In related work, Paul's lab measures the structure and mechanics of cytoskeletal and extracellular matrix polymers using imaging, scattering, and rheologic methods, and examines how changes in cell membrane structure mediated by inositol phospholipids lead to production of signals that remodel the cytoskeleton.
PhD 1982 - University of Wisconsin