Xuefeng Wang, assistant professor in physics, was awarded with a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Starting in August, 2018, this prestigious award will provide $1.8 million to support his research in the next five years. Wang’s lab studies cell mechanics with an emphasis on the molecular tension transmitted by integrins on the cell membrane. The MIRA award provides his lab with the flexibility to study the role of integrin tension in a variety of cellular functions, including cell migration, platelet contraction and cancer invasion.
Published: August 24, 2018