My Scientific activities

I am a Ph.D. research scholar at the Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Bombay.

Broadly speaking my current area of research is Mechanobiology, an emerging field of science at the interface of biology, physics, and engineering, which focuses on how physical force and mechanical factors influence cell behavior, cell and tissue morphogenesis, and diseases related to these processes.

Cellular mechanobiology also includes studying the relationship between cell and its environment, including how the cell senses and responds to its environment and alterations in it, and how these processes apply to larger biological systems.

My specific research topic is cancer mechanobiology, more specific mechanisms of cancer invasion. I work on a number of components (proteins and proteoglycans) that constitutes some of the mechanoresponsive elements of cancer cell and try to understand how they regulate cancer migration.

You can get a glimpse of my research activity by visiting my Researchgate profile.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amlan_Barai