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Ernesto
Criado Hidalgo
Research Description: 

My current research is focused in developing novel experimental and computational techniques to measure inter-cellular forces during tissue development. Cells can sense their physical surroundings and translate mechanical cues into biochemical signals that can activate further biochemical and signaling pathways. However, the tools available to conduct this research and rigorously quantify these mechanical signals are still not sufficiently mature. More specifically, my PhD project is focused on measuring the spatial and temporal evolution of inter-cellular forces in epithelial tissue, studying the role of cell proliferation in epithelial wound closure and quantifying rheological properties inside the cell and some other forms of soft matter, such as liquid crystals.

Graduate Program: 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department(s): 
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering