Eric Robert Dufresne

John J Lee Assoc Prof Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Mechanics of cells and tissues. Self-assembly of proteins, membranes and cells. Soft matter physics.


Selected Publications

  • Patterning Droplets with Durotaxis R. W. Style, Y. Che, S. J. Park, B. M. Weon, J. H. Je, C. Hyland, G. K. German, M. Power, L. A. Wilen, J. S. Wettlaufer, E. R. Dufresne Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (2013)
  • Cadherin-Based Intercellular Adhesions Organize Epithelial Cell-Matrix Traction Forces A. F. Mertz, Y. Che, S. Banerjee, J. Goldstein, K. R. Rosowski, C. M. Niessen, M. C. Marchetti, E. R. Dufresne, V. Horsley Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences 110 842 (2013)
  • Heterogeneous Drying Stresses in Stratum Corneum G.K. German, W.C. Engl, E. Pashkovski, S. Banerjee, Y. Xu, A. F. Mertz, C. Hyland, E. R. Dufresne Biophysical Journal 102 2424 (2012)
  • Scaling of Traction Forces with Size of Cohesive Cell Colonies A. F. Mertz, S. Banerjee, Y. Che, G. K. German, Y. Xu, C. Hyland, M. C. Marchetti, V. Horsley, E. R. Dufresne Physical Review Letters 108 198101 (2012)
  • Cell stimulation with optically manipulated microsources H. Kress, J.-G. Park, C. O. Mejean, J. D. Forster, J. Park, S. S. Walse, O. D. Weiner, T. M. Fahmy, E. R. Dufresne, Nature Methods (2009) DOI:10.1038/nmeth.1400
  • Self Assembly of Biophotonic Nanostructures by Phase Separation E. R. Dufresne, H. Noh, V. Saranathan, S.G.J. Mochrie, H. Cao, R.O. Prum, Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/b902775k (2009)

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