Eric Robert Dufresne

John J Lee Assoc Prof Mechanical Engineering

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

School of Engineering and Applied ScienceCell Biology

Research Interests

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


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000

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)



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