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James L. McGrath

Associate Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Areas of expertise: Bionanotechnology, Vascular Cell Biophysics, Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski

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James McGrath is seeking a mechanistic understanding of the collective cell migration exhibited by endothelial cells as well as the ameboid-like migration of leukocytes. He is also advancing a research program to revolutionize silicon-based membrane material discovered at the University of Rochester. The freestanding, nanoporous membrane material is also molecularly thin and mechanically robust and can be used for size and charge-based separation of proteins and other biomolecules at rates orders-of- magnitude faster than traditional membrane materials.