Banerjee Lab @ UCL

Theory of Living Matter

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  1. Mechanosensitive junction remodelling promotes robust epithelial morphogenesis
    Staddon MF, Cavanaugh KE, Munro EM, Gardel ML, Banerjee S
    bioRxiv:648980 (2019)
  2. RhoA mediates epithelial cell shape changes via mechanosensitive endocytosis
    Cavanaugh KE, Staddon MF, Munro E, Banerjee S, Gardel ML
    bioRxiv:605485 (2019)
  3. Smiley faceUniversal surface-to-volume scaling and aspect ratio homeostasis in rod-shaped bacteria
    Ojkic N, Serbanescu D, Banerjee S
    bioRxiv:583989 (2019)
  4. Cell-type specific mechanical response and actomyosin dynamics in the developing Drosophila retina
    Blackie L, Staddon MF, Banerjee S, Pichaud F
    bioRxiv:558593 (2019)
  5. Smiley face Tissue fluidity promotes epithelial wound healing
    Tetley RJ, Staddon MF, Banerjee S, Mao Y
    bioRxiv:433557 (2018)
  6. Continuum models of collective cell migration
    Banerjee S, Marchetti MC
    Adv Exp Med Biol, Cell Migrations: Causes and Functions, in press (2019)
  7. Single-cell approaches to cell competition: high-throughput imaging, machine learning and simulations
    Gradeci D, Bove A, Charras G, Lowe AR, Banerjee S
    Seminars in Cancer Biology (2019)
  8. Smiley face Wound healing coordinates actin architectures to regulate mechanical work
    Ajeti V, Tabatabai AP, Fleszar AJ, Staddon MF, Seara DS, Suarez C, Yousafzai MS, Bi D, Kovar DR, Banerjee S, Murrell MP
    Nature Physics (2019)
    Yale News
  9. Transcription factories in Igk allelic choice and diversity
    Karki S§, Banerjee S§, Mclean K, Dinner AR, Clark MR
    Advances in Immunology 141, 33-49 (2019)
  10. Entropy production rate is maximized in non-contractile actomyosin
    Seara DS, Yadav V, Linsmeier I, Tabatabai AP, Oakes PW, Ali Tabei SM, Banerjee S*, Murrell MP*
    Nature Communications 9, 4948 (2018)
    Highlighted in Nature Collection: Active Matter
  11. Smiley face Cooperation of dual modes of cell motility promotes epithelial stress relaxation to accelerate wound healing
    Staddon MF, Bi D, Tabatabai AP, Ajeti V, Murrell MP, Banerjee S
    PLoS Computational Biology 14(10), e1006502 (2018)
    Featured in PLoS Comput Biol's front page. Highlighted in PLOS Biologue.
  12. Smiley face Force localization modes in dynamic epithelial colonies
    Schaumann EN§, Staddon MF§, Gardel ML, Banerjee S
    Molecular Biology of the Cell 29, 2835 (2018)
    A Highlights from MBoC selection. Cover Article.
  13. Nonequilibrium phase diagrams for actomyosin networks
    Freedman SL, Hocky GM, Banerjee S, Dinner AR
    Soft Matter 14, 7740 (2018)
  14. Regulated capture of Vk gene topologically associating domains by transcription factories
    Karki S, Kennedy DE, Mclean K, Grzybowski AT, Maienschein-Cline M, Banerjee S, Xu H, Davis E, Mandal M, Labno C, Powers SE, Le Beau MM, Dinner AR, Singh H, Ruthenburg AJ, Clark MR
    Cell Reports 24, 2443 (2018)
  15. Smiley face Filament rigidity and connectivity tune the deformation modes of active biopolymer networks
    Stam S, Freedman SL, Banerjee S, Weirich KL, Dinner AR, Gardel ML
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114, E10037–E10045 (2017)
  16. Local cellular neighbourhood controls proliferation in cell competition
    Bove A§, Gradeci D§, Fujita Y, Banerjee S*, Charras G*, Lowe AR*
    Molecular Biology of the Cell 28, 3215 (2017)
  17. A versatile framework for simulating the dynamic mechanical structure of cytoskeletal networks
    Freedman SL, Banerjee S, Hocky GM, Dinner AR
    Biophysical Journal 113, 448 (2017)
  18. Smiley faceBiphasic growth dynamics control cell division in Caulobacter crescentus
    Banerjee S, Lo K, Daddysman MK, Selewa A, Kuntz T, Dinner AR, Scherer NF
    Nature Microbiology 2, 17116 (2017)
  19. Liquid behavior of cross-linked actin bundles
    Weirich KL, Banerjee S, Dasbiswas K, Witten TA, Vaikuntanathan S, Gardel ML
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114, 2131 (2017)
  20. Smiley face Disordered actomyosin networks are sufficient to produce cooperative and telescopic contractility
    Linsmeier I, Banerjee S, Oakes PW, Jung W, Kim TY, Murrell MP
    Nature Communications 7, 12615 (2016)
    Highlighted in Nature Collection: Active Matter
  21. Cellular contraction and polarization drive collective cellular motions
    Notbohm J§, Banerjee S§, Utuje KJC, Gweon B, Jang H, Park Y, Shin J, Butler JP, Fredberg JJ, Marchetti MC
    Biophysical Journal 110, 2729 (2016)
  22. Structural basis for oligomerization and glycosaminoglycan binding of CCL5 and CCL3
    Liang WG, Triandafillou C, Hwang DY, Zulueta MML, Banerjee S, Dinner AR, Hung SC, Tang WJ
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, 5000 (2016)
  23. Shape dynamics of growing cell walls
    Banerjee S, Scherer NF, Dinner AR
    Soft Matter 12, 3442 (2016)
  24. Smiley face Propagating stress waves during epithelial expansion
    Banerjee S*, Utuje KJC, Marchetti MC*
    Physical Review Letters 114, 228101 (2015)
    Featured in Editor's suggestions
  25. Intergenerational continuity of cell shape dynamics in Caulobacter crescentus
    Wright CS§, Banerjee S§, Iyer-Biswas S, Crosson S, Dinner AR, Scherer NF
    Scientific Reports 5, 9155 (2015)
  26. Active Viscoelastic Matter: from bacterial drag reduction to turbulent solids
    Hemmingway EJ, Maitra A, Banerjee S, Marchetti MC, Ramaswamy S, Fielding SM, Cates ME
    Physical Review Letters 114, 098302 (2015)
  27. Smiley faceGeometry regulates traction stresses in adherent cells
    Oakes PW, Banerjee S, Marchetti MC, Gardel ML
    Biophysical Journal 107, 825 (2014)
    Featured in New and Notable
  28. Optimal shapes and stresses of adherent cells on patterned substrates
    Banerjee S, Sknepnek R, Marchetti MC
    Soft Matter 10, 2424 (2014)
  29. Smiley face Polymorphism and bistability in adherent cells
    Banerjee S, Giomi L
    Soft Matter 9, 5251 (2013)
  30. Controlling cell-matrix traction forces by extracellular geometry
    Banerjee S, Marchetti MC
    New Journal of Physics 15, 035015 (2013)
    Featured in Highlights of 2013
  31. Smiley faceCadherin-based intercellular adhesions organize epithelial cell-matrix traction forces
    Mertz AF, Che Y, Banerjee S, Goldstein JM, Rosowski KA, Revilla SF, Niessen CM, Marchetti MC, Dufresne ER, Horsley V
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 842 (2013)
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  32. Contractile stresses in cohesive cell layers on finite-thickness substrates
    Banerjee S, Marchetti MC
    Physical Review Letters 109, 108101 (2012)
  33. Heterogeneous drying stresses in stratum corneum
    German GK, Engl WC, Pashkovski E, Banerjee S, Xu Y, Mertz AF, Hyland C, Dufresne ER
    Biophysical Journal 102, 2424 (2012)
  34. Smiley face Scaling of traction forces with the size of cohesive cell colonies
    Mertz AF, Banerjee S, Che Y, German GK, Xu Y, Hyland C, Marchetti MC, Horsley V, Dufresne ER
    Physical Review Letters 108, 198101 (2012)
    Featured in Editors' suggestions
  35. Generic phases of cross-linked active gels: Relaxation, oscillation and contractility
    Banerjee S, Liverpool TB, Marchetti MC
    Europhysics Letters 96, 58004 (2011)
  36. Substrate rigidity deforms and polarizes active gels
    Banerjee S, Marchetti MC
    Europhysics Letters 96, 28003 (2011)
  37. Motor-driven dynamics of cytoskeletal filaments in motility assays
    Banerjee S, Marchetti MC, Müller-Nedebock KK
    Physical Review E 84, 011914 (2011)
  38. Instabilities and oscillations in isotropic active gels
    Banerjee S, Marchetti MC
    Soft Matter 7, 463 (2011)
§equal authorship, *corresponding authors

PhD Thesis
  • S. Banerjee, "Cell Mechanics: From cytoskeletal dynamics to tissue-scale mechanical phenomena”, Physics - Dissertations, Paper 131, Syracuse University (2013). APS DBIO award.