Sreeja Asokan, PhD

directed cell migration, cell signaling, mechanobiology

Sreeja Asokan, PhD

Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill 

21-233 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Campus Box 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295

Education and Training

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BE
UNC-Chapel Hill, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill, Postdoc 

Areas of Interest

I have had a long standing interest in understanding the physical principles that govern cellular functions. Using microfabrication techniques, I previously developed microfluidic assays to study directed cell migration in response to external cues. In combination with molecular biology, live cell microscopy and image analysis, we were able to elucidate how signaling pathways integrate over time to remodel the cytoskeleton. As a newly independent investigator, my lab will utilize these techniques to focus on cellular response to chemical and physical cues presented by chemokines and extra cellular matrix.

Awards and Honors

2003: Travel award, Southeastern Conference of the American Physical Society
2004: Graduate Mentor Award, Office of Undergraduate Research, UNC-CH