Amit Pathak, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a 2017 American Cancer Society - Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) in the amount of $30,000 to study tumor invasion through mechanically diverse microenvironments. In this research, the Pathak lab will fabricate new cell culture platforms of varying mechanical properties, those mimicking the breast tumor microenvironment, and monitor clustered migration of normal and cancerous mammary epithelial cells.

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