Faculty Spotlight Series – Wednesday, Oct. 18

The second presentation in the 2017-18 Faculty Spotlight series  will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18.  Holley E. Lynch, Assistant Professor of Physics, will speak on Can Geometry Explain Tissue Spreading?

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Lynn Business Center Boardroom – 213

All are welcome!

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Can Geometry Explain Tissue Spreading?

The motions of tissues and cells play an essential role during development. Here I will explore shape-dependent differences in the rate tissues spread and the extent to which these can be reproduced by a computational model based solely on tissue geometry

Holley Lynch, Assistant Professor of Physics, received her Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys teaching and researching the physics of tissue migration. She finds the mechanics of biological tissues particularly interesting because they are a unique material: not quite a solid or a liquid and self-propelled. In addition, determining the basic mechanics of tissue migration will help inform efforts to engineer organs and to create therapies that deter cancer metastasis.

Faculty Spotlight Series

The Faculty Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.