Earlier this year, I wrote a News@Northeastern story about Anand Asthagiri, a chemical engineering professor who is interested in how cells move around the body. The process, he says, is critical to understanding how wounds heals and diseases, such as cancer, reach a lethal metastatic stage.
Anand Asthagiri from the chemical engineering department sees cells as microscopic machines. He compares the cell to a BMW: “It’s the ultimate driving machine, but how do you drive it? How do you get behind the wheel and make it go where you want it to go? ” He is attempting to answer this question…