ICSHM Conference

Dr. Hoffman attends the Fifth International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM).

New Members

Andrew Lynch and Michael Basmajian join the lab. Welcome!

Successful Proposal!

Kasie Collins passes her proposal.  Great job, Kasie!!

Visible Thinking Symposium

Last week, Ilhan Gokhan presented his work titled "Understanding the Role of the Cell Microenvironment in Mechanosensitive Signaling" at the undergraduate symposium, Visible Thinking.  Way to go, Ilhan!

Invited Lecture

Dr. Hoffman traveled to Boston University and delivered an invited lecture to the biomedical engineering department.

CBTE Service Award

Kasie Collins was awarded a Service Award by the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) at Duke Univeristy.  Congratulations Kasie!

Duke BMES Symposium

Shane Neibart presented a poster on his research with Katy Rothenberg at the Duke BMES Symposium.  Way to go, Shane!


Methods in Cell Biology

The Hoffman Lab's paper on the design of FRET-based tension sensors is published in Methods in Cell Biology.  See under Publications.

NSF Early CAREER Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Hoffman for earning the National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award! See more here.

CMBE Conference

Dr. Hoffman attends the 2015 Cell & Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Conference hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)!

New Year

The Hoffman Lab celebrates its 3rd year!


Dr. Hoffman attended the annual TERMIS Americas Meeting in Washington DC! He gave a talk entitled Determining Force Sensitive Protein-Protein Interactions in Focal Adhesions.

ASCB Meeting

Dr. Hoffman recently attended the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Pratt Fellow!

Shane Neibart was awarded a Pratt Fellowship for his research conducted under Dr. Hoffman.  Congratulations, Shane!

Article Alert

Dr. Hoffman contributes to a paper in Nature Letter titled Discovery and characterization of small molecules that target the GTPase Ral.  Check it out under the Publications page!

BMES Conference

The Hoffman Lab attends the annual BMES conference in San Antonio!  Dr. Hoffman and Andy gave talks during the platform sessions, and Katy presented a poster on her work.  Can't wait for next year!


The Hoffman Lab attended the N.C. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMS) annual conference, kindly hosted by Dr. Nenad Bursac at Duke University.  Andy and Katy provided great poster presentations! See more here.

The Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting

The Hoffman Lab spent Friday at the Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting, a local meeting of the ASCB.  The meeting featured very interesting talks and poster sessions.  It was a great way to network!  Aarti, Andy, and Katy presented awesome posters, too. Well done!  See more in our photo gallery!!

Rohan joins the lab!

Undergraduate student Rohan Achar (Biomedical engineering & computer science) joins the lab! Welcome!

GP Nano Fellowship

Kasie is awarded a GP Nano Fellowship!  Way to go, Kasie!

Andy Advances!

Andy passes his 2nd year review! Great work, Andy!

World Congress of Biomechanics

Brent attends World Congress of Biomechanics and co-organized a session on the Mechanics of the Cell-Biomaterial Interface.

Gordon Conference

Brent attends a Gordon Conference on Signaling by Cell Adhesion Receptors at Bates College.

Katy Advances!

Katy passes her 2nd year review. Great job, Katy!

New Lab Website

The Hoffman Lab introduces a new lab website.  Hope you enjoy!