A center for the convergence of physical science and cancer biology

Project: Research project

Description

Scope of Work: In this one year project, we aim to interact closely with the Eric Shaqfeh group at Stanford to combine two existing computer algorithms: the Subcellular Element Model (ScEM) which was developed by the Newman group in ASU and a hydrodynamic simulation code for simulating blood flow, developed by the Shaqfeh group. In integrating these codes we aim to be able to simulate the dynamics of cancer cells in the blood, and hence get a better understanding of how circulating tumour cells are able to adhere to blood vessel linings. The postdoc to behired under this one year award will be responsible for gaining a deep knowledge of the ScEM code, to update it to simulate cancer tumour cells, including calibration with rheological data generated in the Johns Hopkins node of this collaboration, and to work closely with the Shaqfeh group on integrating these two codes.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/1/113/31/13

Funding

  • HHS: National Institutes of Health (NIH): $100,000.00

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Cells
Tumors
Blood
Blood vessels
Linings
Hydrodynamics
Calibration