A new paper in collaboration with Dr. Joe Huang's lab has been accepted for publication as an invited manuscript in a special issue of Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics! This paper is titled "Photodynamic Priming Modulates Endothelial Cell–Cell Junction Phenotype for Light-activated Remote Control of Drug Delivery." Congratulations to first author Collin Inglut, second author Dr. Kelsey Gray (Stroka Lab PhD '19), and the rest of the team!
The Stroka Lab welcomes Ian Smith, a first-year PhD student, into the lab! Ian joins us after completing his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from Georgia Tech in December 2019. You can read more about Ian on the "Team" page. Welcome to the lab and UMD BIOE, Ian!
Dr. Stroka recently published a commentary "New and Notable" article in Biophysical Journal. She noted in the title, "Swimming cells can stay in shape" because the swimming motion across non-adhesive surfaces is not powered by dynamic shape changes of cells, but rather by a molecular paddling motion. The paper described in the commentary was recently published in the same issue of Biophysical Journal by Olivier Theodoly's lab.