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Eva de Alba

Eva de Alba

Associate Professor

edealbabastarrechea@ucmerced.edu

SE2 382

  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies (emphasis on inflammation and cellular death)
  • Protein Engineering
  • NMR Spectroscopy

Wei-Chun Chin

Wei-Chun Chin

Professor and Dept Chair (BioE)

wchin2@ucmerced.edu

SE1 338

Professor Chin's studies have focused on the application of polymer physics, microfabrication and engineering principles to biological systems. The application of the theory and tools from engineering in his work has initiated many innovative and productive research projects. These studies have brought us a better understanding of natural phenomena from the unique perspective of engineering. Professor Chin's current research plans include:

  • Intracellular Ca2+ signaling in acute pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Applications of microfabrication techniques to study microenvironment effects on stem cell differentiation
  • Spontaneous polymer gel assembly in aqueous environment Intracellular and intercellular signaling in unicellular phytoplankton cells

Ariel L. Escobar

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of human death all over the world. My laboratory have been focused in understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development of cardiac arrhythmias during an increase in the heart rate (tachycardia) and after a cardiac infarction (ischemia).

Controlling the development of this cardiac arrhythmias will dramatically improve the rate of survival after a cardiac episode.

  • Bioelectricity
  • Physiological engineering
  • Molecular and cellular cardiology

Arvind Gopinath

Arvind Gopinath

Assistant Professor

agopinath@ucmerced.edu

SE2 384

  • Mechanics in biology
  • Biomechanics, Mechanobiology and signaling in Chlamydomonas cilia
  • Phototaxis in algae
  • Biofluids and Biothermodynamics
  • Multicellular motility and mechanics
  • Statistical physics of active systems
  • Biophysic

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