O1/2021 Parag is selected for the "Outstanding Leadership in Engineering" award by the San Diego County Engineering Council
01/2021 Parag is awarded a pilot grant from the NIH funded SDSU HealthLINK center
12/2020 Nadia successfully defends her master's thesis: "Mathematical modeling and simulations of centriole positioning in cells during mitosis in confined environments"
06/2020 Esra and Jamey Successfully pass their PhD qualifiers for the Joint Doctoral Program in Bioengineering with UCSD
05/2020 Amanda Coale successfully defends her master's thesis: "The effects of IDH1 mutations on cell substrate interactions"
07/2019 Ashrith Successfully passes his PhD qualifiers for the Joint Doctoral Program in Bioengineering with UCSD
06/2019 Parag receives a 3 year NSF grant to study the effect of stress hormone signaling on cell mechanotype and impact on diseases such as cancer. This is a collaborative effort with Dr. Amy Rowat at UCLA
05/2019 Tyler Collins successfully defends his master's thesis: "A Stochastic Model for Collective Cell Migration in Realistic 3D Extracellular Matrix Environments"
12/2018 Eduardo Zepeda successfully defends his master's thesis: "Modeling Stability of Epithelial Cell Acini Structures"
11/2018 Ben's paper on his stochastic algorithm is published in Plos ONE. Congrats Ben
09/2018 Parag receives a 3 year grant from the NSF to study how heterogeneous cancer cell mechanics drive metastasis. This is a collaborative effort with Dr. Adam Engler at UCSD
06/2018 Ben Successfully passes his PhD qualifiers for the Joint Doctoral Program in Bioengineering with UCSD
05/2018 Esteban successfully passes his PhD qualifiers for the Join Doctoral Program in Computational Sciences with CGU
12/2017 Zibah successfully defends her thesis: "The Role of Mechanical Variance and Spatial Clustering on the Likelihood of Tumor Incidence and Growth"
11/2017 Undergraduate student Savannah ver Teer joins the lab!
10/2017 Parag gives an oral presentation at the BMES annual meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona
10/2017 Parag receives a three year grant from the Army Research Office Division of Mathematical Sciences to study how heterogeneity in cell populations govern overall tissue dynamics 5/2017 Ben successfully defends his master's thesis: "A Stochastic Algorithm for Predicting Individual Cell Migration in 3D Matrix Environments"
5/2/2017 Carly successfully defends her master's thesis: "The Role of Myosin Head State and Binding Site Availability in Calcium-Dependent Regulation of a Muscle Mimetic System"
3/4/2017 Kasia wins first place in the Women in Engineering Research Excellence Award category for her poster presentation on "Cell mechanics: how mechanical properties affect malignant transformation and homeostatic pressure in cells"
3/3/2017 SDSU Student Research Symposium- Kasia, Bri and Zibah presented posters on their research and Ben delivered a presentation
12/2016 Jeffrey successfully defends his master's thesis: "Polymer Layer Structure and Protein Rearrangements Impact: Protein Adsorption on Polymer Coated Surfaces"
10/2016 Ben presents a poster on his research at the BMES Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis
9/2016 Graduate student Tyler Collins joins the lab!
7/2016 The lab adds a new graduate student- Jeremiah Kanagaraj
06/06/2016 Website Launched!!! Houston, We are online.
01/2015 The lab gets its first undergraduate students - Brianna Manns and Peter Dahl
10/2015 Parag gets the GREW Fellowship from the SDSU Research Foundation
10/2015 Parag gets funding from the University Grants Program for developing Cell Migration Models to predict long term cell migration behavior in 3D environments
09/2015 The lab gets its first graduate students - Benjamin Yeoman, Carly Farris and Jeffrey Canlobo
08/21/2015 Dr. Parag Katira Joins SDSU BioEngineering/Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant professor