Dr. Rajagopal leads the Cell Structure and Mechanobiology Group. He completed his PhD in Bioengineering at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2007 in the development of computational models of breast tissue mechanics to aid breast cancer diagnostic procedures. He subsequently developed expertise in experimental and computational cellular mechanics in Auckland and at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.
Gregory Bass is doing his PhD in understanding the role of calcium in hypertrophic signalling. He has developed expertise in experimental measurement of calcium signals and computational systems biology.
Hilary Hunt is doing her PhD in computational systems biology, with a particular focus on how different ion-channels interact with each other in regulating calcium signaling for cardiac hypertrophy.
Shourya Ghosh is a mechanical engineer turned energy metabolism systems biologist. He is studying how mitochondrion structure and organization affects energy metabolism in diabetic cardiomyopathy. He is developing expertise in computational biology as well as structural microscopy in pursuing his research questions.
Arman Namvar is collecting experimental measurements of red blood cell structure and mechanical stiffness to develop a deep understanding of how RBC mechanics is altered by parasites such as malaria.
Jared Collette is a chemical engineer turned mechanobiologist. He is interested in developing computational methods and simulations to understand how cancer cells migrate and metastasise.
Jan Jarosz has worked as a research assistant in our lab during his B.E degree at Swinburne University. His aim has been to quantify changes in mitochondrial organisation in diabetic cardiomyocytes using high resolution electron microscopy data that we have collected at the Bio21 Institute.
Akter is a PhD student in Computer and Information Systems Engineering under Prof. Rao Kotagiri. He is also working part-time as a research assistant in our lab to develop image processing algorithms to analyse our terrabytes worth of data of cell structure.
Hugh Ford, MPhil Thesis, 2015
Elizabeth Theakston, ME Thesis, 2012
Evan Blumgart, ME Thesis, 2012
Prashanna Khwanjou, Undergraduate Thesis, 2012