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Mechanics of Biomolecular Assemblies

  – where Chemistry meets Physics and Biology!



The Shi lab combines biophysical, photochemical, and optogenetic tools to study the properties of cell membranes and other biomolecular assemblies. We aim to understand the mechanical behavior of cell membranes and how the mechanics of cell membranes interact with downstream biochemical signaling pathways. We also develop quantitative techniques and theoretical models to understand the material properties of membranes and biomolecular condensates.


The Shi lab website is up and running!

After more than one year at Rutgers, our website is finally up and running! Visit us regularly to check out the latest cool things happening in the lab!

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