F-PLEN2 Plenary Session - David A. Weitz, SEAS Harvard / Session plénière - David A. Weitz, SEAS Harvard
- Adam Sarty (Saint Mary's University)
- Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster University)
Prof. David A. Weitz (SEAS Harvard)
Plenary Speaker / Conférencier plénier
The stiffness of cells is commonly assumed to depend on the stiffness of their surrounding: bone cells are much stiffer than neurons, and each exists in surrounding tissue that matches the cell stiffness. In this talk, I will discuss new measurements of cell stiffness, and show that cell stiffness is strongly correlated to cell volume. This affects both the mechanics and the gene expression in...