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https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Amit-Pathak.aspx91Amit Pathak<img alt="Amit Pathak" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Pathak_Amit.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorAmit Pathak - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Researches problems at the interface of mechanics & biology<div>​​PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008</div><div>B.Tech/M.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2002</div>http://pathak.mems.wustl.edu/<p>​Assistant Professor​</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p></p><p>Cell migration, micro-fabrication and hydrogel synthesis, tumor microenvironment, cancer mechanobiology, and computational modeling of cell-matrix interactions<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p> </p><p>Amit Pathak's research interests include biomechanics, biomaterials, mechanobiology of the cell, and interactions between cells and extracellular matrices. In particular, his research aims to understand how mechanical properties of three-dimensional matrices affect cell behavior through various sub-cellular mechanisms. His lab tackles this multi-variable problem through a multidisciplinary approach that includes fabrication of new matrix platforms, development of advanced measurement tools in cell biology, and construction of predictive computational models.​​​</p><h3>​Biography</h3>Professor Pathak joined Washington University in St. Louis as assistant professor in January 2013 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in Bioengineering at the University of California-Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California-Santa Barbara after finishing undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Professor Pathak is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2015) and Mallinckrodt New Investigator Award (2014). <img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Pathak_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7585<br/><a href="mailto:pathaka@seas.wustl.edu">pathaka@wustl.edu</a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 307</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 09ff20d8-10d7-42cd-9811-2097a3d47fa9" id="div_09ff20d8-10d7-42cd-9811-2097a3d47fa9" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_09ff20d8-10d7-42cd-9811-2097a3d47fa9" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Cancer-immunotherapy-target-of-WashU-mechanobiology-research.aspx">Cancer immunotherapy target of WashU mechanobiology research</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Cells-mechanical-memory-could-hold-clues-to-cancer-metastasis.aspx">Cells’ mechanical memory could hold clues to cancer metastasis</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineer-develops-model-to-predict-behavior-of-cell-clusters.aspx">Engineer develops model to predict behavior of cell clusters</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Five-Engineering-faculty-win-URSA-grants.aspx">Five Engineering faculty win URSA grants</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Mechanical-journey-of-cancer-cells-focus-of-new-study.aspx">Mechanical journey of cancer cells focus of new study</a>​<br/></li><li> <a href="http://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/pathak-receives-career-award-from-national-science-foundation.aspx">Pathak receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation​</a><br/></li></ul>

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