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    • Cooperative contractility: the role of stress fibres in the regulation of cell-cell junctions 

      Ronan, William; McMeeking, Robert M.; Chen, Christopher S.; Deshpande, Vikram S. (Elsevier, 2014-11-27)
      We present simulations of cell-cell adhesion as reported in a recent study [Liu et al., 2010, PNAS, 107(22), 9944-9] for two cells seeded on an array of micro-posts. The micro-post array allows for the measurement of forces ...
    • Simulation of the Mechanical Response of Cells on Micropost Substrates 

      Ronan, William; McGarry, Patrick (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013-09-20)
      Experimental studies where cells are seeded on micropost arrays in order to quantify their contractile behavior are becoming increasingly common. Interpretation of the data generated by this experimental technique is ...
    • A thermodynamically motivated model for stress-fiber reorganization 

      Vigliotti, A.; Ronan, William; Baaijens, F.P.T.; Deshpande, V.S. (Springer Verlag, 2015-09-04)
      We present a model for stress-fiber reorganization and the associated contractility that includes both the kinetics of stress-fiber formation and dissociation as well as the kinetics of stress-fiber remodeling. These ...