- Molecular Cell Biology: How does biology operate at the nano-scale?
- Mechanotransduction: How does biology measure physical cues - like pressure, or mechanical properties - like stiffness?
- Mechanotransduction in Cancer: How does biology measure physics and mechanics in cancer? What changes? How can we apply this knowledge for novel cancer therapies?
- Mechanotransduction in Stem Cells: How do stem cells measure physics and mechanics? How can we harness this knowledge to control stem cell differentiation - to regenerate human tissue, or to grow whole organs?
- Genetic Engineering: Gene cloning, recombinant protein production, plasmid DNA purification, gene transfection
- Bio-Substrate Engineering: Silicone elastomer substrates, controllable substrate mechanics, bio-functionalization
- Microscopy: Time-lapse imaging, quantitative fluorescence microscopy
- Quantitative Image Analysis: MATLAB, image segmentation
Jesse’s research is funded in large part by the Pierre Arbour Foundation