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Research Output

2020

Increased stiffness of the tumor microenvironment in colon cancer stimulates cancer associated fibroblast-mediated prometastatic activin A signaling

Bauer, J., Emon, M. A. B., Staudacher, J. J., Thomas, A. L., Zessner-Spitzenberg, J., Mancinelli, G., Krett, N., Saif, M. T. & Jung, B., Dec 1 2020, In : Scientific reports. 10, 1, 50.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2019

A connected cytoskeleton network generates axonal tension in embryonic: Drosophila

Fan, A., Joy, M. S. H. & Saif, T., Sep 21 2019, In : Lab on a chip. 19, 18, p. 3133-3139 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A novel technique for in situ uniaxial tests of self-assembled soft biomaterials

Elhebeary, M., Emon, M. A. B., Aydin, O. & Saif, M. T. A., Apr 7 2019, In : Lab on a chip. 19, 7, p. 1153-1161 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A traction force threshold signifies metastatic phenotypic change in multicellular epithelia

Zhang, Y., Shi, X., Zhao, T., Huang, C., Wei, Q., Tang, X., Santy, L. C., Saif, M. T. A. & Zhang, S., 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 36, p. 7203-7210 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cancer Cells Invade Confined Microchannels via a Self-Directed Mesenchymal-to-Amoeboid Transition

Holle, A. W., Govindan Kutty Devi, N., Clar, K., Fan, A., Saif, T., Kemkemer, R. & Spatz, J. P., Apr 10 2019, In : Nano letters. 19, 4, p. 2280-2290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell-to-cell influence on growth in large populations

Kandel, M. E., Lu, W., Liang, J., Aydin, O., Saif, T. A. & Popescu, G., Sep 1 2019, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 10, 9, p. 4664-4675 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineering geometrical 3-dimensional untethered in vitro neural tissue mimic

Pagan-Diaz, G. J., Ramos-Cruz, K. P., Sam, R., Kandel, M. E., Aydin, O., Saif, T. M. A., Popescu, G. & Bashir, R., Dec 17 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 51, p. 25932-25940 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromuscular actuation of biohybrid motile bots

Aydin, O., Zhang, X., Nuethong, S., Pagan-Diaz, G. J., Bashir, R., Gazzola, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 40, p. 19841-19847 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Phase Dependent Mechanosensitivity in Cardiomyocytes

Williams, B. J. & Saif, M. T. A., Mar 15 2019, In : Experimental Mechanics. 59, 3, p. 387-393 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recent Advances in Micro, Nano, and Cell Mechanics

Zhu, Y., Saif, T. & DelRio, F. W., Jan 1 2019, In : Experimental Mechanics.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Vibration at structural resonance frequency of hydrophilic substrates enhances biofilm removal

Ballance, W. C., Oh, I., Lai, Y., Elhebeary, M., Saif, T., Hu, Y. & Kong, H., Nov 15 2019, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 299, 126950.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

A novel MEMS stage for in-situ thermomechanical testing of single crystal silicon microbeams under bending

Elhebeary, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Sep 2018, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 23, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A simple microfluidic platform for the partial treatment of insuspendable tissue samples with orientation control

Fan, A., Tofangchi, A., De Venecia, M. & Saif, T., Mar 7 2018, In : Lab on a chip. 18, 5, p. 735-742 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biophysics of Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Metastasis - A Mini Review

Emon, B., Bauer, J., Jain, Y., Jung, B. & Saif, T., Jan 1 2018, In : Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. 16, p. 279-287 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cell-Extracellular Matrix Mechanobiology: Forceful Tools and Emerging Needs for Basic and Translational Research

Holle, A. W., Young, J. L., Van Vliet, K. J., Kamm, R. D., Discher, D., Janmey, P., Spatz, J. P. & Saif, T., Jan 10 2018, In : Unknown Journal. 18, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cytotoxicity and in Vitro Degradation Kinetics of Foundry-Compatible Semiconductor Nanomembranes and Electronic Microcomponents

Chang, J. K., Emon, M. A. B., Li, C. S., Yang, Q., Chang, H. P., Yang, Z., Wu, C. I., Saif, M. T. & Rogers, J. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : ACS Nano.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Simulation and Fabrication of Stronger, Larger, and Faster Walking Biohybrid Machines

Pagan-Diaz, G. J., Zhang, X., Grant, L., Kim, Y., Aydin, O., Cvetkovic, C., Ko, E., Solomon, E., Hollis, J., Kong, H., Saif, T., Gazzola, M. & Bashir, R., Jun 6 2018, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 28, 23, 1801145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Small-scale displacement fluctuations of vesicles in fibroblasts

Posey, D., Blaisdell-Pijuan, P., Knoll, S. K., Saif, T. A. & Ahmed, W. W., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 13294.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2017

Coupled circumferential and axial tension driven by actin and myosin influences in vivo axon diameter

Fan, A., Tofangchi, A., Kandel, M., Popescu, G. & Saif, T., Dec 1 2017, In : Scientific reports. 7, 1, 14188.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Design, Simulation, and Testing of a Novel Bending Stage for Mechanical Characterization of Materials

Elhebeary, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Jan 1 2017, In : Experimental Mechanics. 57, 1, p. 89-96 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lessons learned from nanoscale specimens tested by MEMS-based apparatus

Elhebeary, M. & Saif, M. T. A., May 19 2017, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 50, 24, 243001.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Thermo-mechanical characterization of materials at micro/nanoscal E under bending

Elhebeary, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Feb 23 2017, 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 736-739 4 p. 7863513. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2016

Emergent dynamics of cardiomyocyte clusters on deformable polymeric substrates

Anand, S. V. & Saif, T. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 8, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced coupling between contractile cells

Williams, B. J. & Saif, M. T. A., Jan 1 2016, Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials - Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. Korach, C. S., Tekalur, S. A. & Zavattieri, P. (eds.). Springer New York LLC, p. 91-97 7 p. (Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series; vol. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Light induced, localized, and abrupt force relaxations in fibroblast cells on soft substrates

Knoll, S. G. & Saif, M. T. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 8, p. 257-265 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Matrix directed adipogenesis and neurogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue and bone marrow

Lee, J., Abdeen, A. A., Tang, X., Saif, T. A. & Kilian, K. A., Sep 15 2016, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 42, p. 46-55 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mechanism of Axonal Contractility in Embryonic Drosophila Motor Neurons In Vivo

Tofangchi, A., Fan, A. & Saif, M. T. A., Oct 4 2016, In : Biophysical journal. 111, 7, p. 1519-1527 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2015

Cardiac muscle organization revealed in 3-D by imaging whole-mount mouse hearts using twophoton fluorescence and confocal microscopy

Sivaguru, M., Fried, G., Sivaguru, B. S., Sivaguru, V. A., Lu, X., Choi, K. H., Saif, M. T. A., Lin, B. & Sadayappan, S., Nov 2015, In : BioTechniques. 59, 5, p. 295-308 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell culture on microfabricated one-dimensional polymeric structures for bio-actuator and bio-bot applications

Anand, S. V., Yakut Ali, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Apr 21 2015, In : Lab on a chip. 15, 8, p. 1879-1888 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contractile dynamics change before morphological cues during florescence illumination

Knoll, S. G., Ahmed, W. W. & Saif, T. A., Dec 22 2015, In : Scientific reports. 5, 18513.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geometric guidance of integrin mediated traction stress during stem cell differentiation

Lee, J., Abdeen, A. A., Tang, X., Saif, T. A. & Kilian, K. A., Nov 1 2015, In : Biomaterials. 69, p. 174-183 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Isolation of primary human colon tumor cells from surgical tissues and culturing them directly on soft elastic substrates for traction cytometry

Ali, M. Y., Anand, S. V., Tangella, K., Ramkumar, D. & Saif, T. A., Jun 4 2015, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2015, 100, e52532.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modification of a colliculo-thalamocortical mouse brain slice, incorporating 3-D printing of chamber components and multi-scale optical imaging

Slater, B. J., Fan, A. Y., Stebbings, K. A., Saif, M. T. A. & Llano, D. A., Sep 18 2015, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2015, 103, e53067.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stretch induced hyperexcitability of mice callosal pathway

Fan, A., Stebbings, K. A., Llano, D. A. & Saif, T., Aug 5 2015, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 9, AUGUST, 292.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

Active transport of vesicles in neurons is modulated by mechanical tension

Ahmed, W. W. & Saif, T. A., Mar 27 2014, In : Scientific reports. 4, 4481.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A mechanically-induced colon cancer cell population shows increased metastatic potential

Tang, X., Kuhlenschmidt, T. B., Li, Q., Ali, S., Lezmi, S., Chen, H., Pires-Alves, M., Laegreid, W. W., Saif, T. A. & Kuhlenschmidt, M. S., May 29 2014, In : Molecular Cancer. 13, 1, 131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A microfabricated, biohybrid, soft robotics flagellum

Williams, B. J., Anand, S. V., Rajagopalan, J. & Saif, M. T. A., Jan 1 2014, MEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 192-195 4 p. 6765607. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A Novel Cell Traction Force Microscopy to Study Multi-Cellular System

Tang, X., Tofangchi, A., Anand, S. V. & Saif, T. A., Jun 2014, In : PLoS computational biology. 10, 6, e1003631.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A novel method for localizing reporter fluorescent beads near the cell culture surface for traction force microscopy

Knoll, S. G., Yakut Ali, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Sep 16 2014, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 91, e51873.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A self-propelled biohybrid swimmer at low Reynolds number

Williams, B. J., Anand, S. V., Rajagopalan, J. & Saif, M. T. A., Jan 17 2014, In : Nature communications. 5, 3081.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reprogramming cellular phenotype by soft collagen gels

Ali, M. Y., Chuang, C. Y. & Saif, M. T. A., Nov 28 2014, In : Soft Matter. 10, 44, p. 8829-8837 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Three-dimensionally printed biological machines powered by skeletal muscle

Cvetkovic, C., Raman, R., Chan, V., Williams, B. J., Tolish, M., Bajaj, P., Sakar, M. S., Asada, H. H., Saif, M. T. A. & Bashir, R., Jul 15 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 28, p. 10125-10130 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2013

Adhesivity of colon cancer cells during in vitro metastasis

Tang, X. & Saif, T. A., Sep 1 2013, In : International Journal of Applied Mechanics. 5, 3, 1350025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial swimmer powered by cardiomyocytes

Williams, B., Anand, S., Rajagopalan, J. & Saif, M. T. A., Dec 1 2013, ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013. (ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013; vol. 1 A).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cardiac myocytes' dynamic contractile behavior differs depending on heart segment

De Souza, E. J., Ahmed, W., Chan, V., Bashir, R. & Saif, T., Feb 2013, In : Biotechnology and bioengineering. 110, 2, p. 628-636 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fabrication of freestanding 1-D PDMS microstructures using capillary micromolding

Rajagopalan, J. & Saif, M. T. A., Jun 25 2013, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 22, 5, p. 992-994 3 p., 6541951.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

In situ study of size and temperature dependent brittle-to-ductile transition in single crystal silicon

Kang, W. & Saif, M. T. A., Feb 11 2013, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 23, 6, p. 713-719 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle