2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Beth Pruitt, AssociateProfessor of Mechanical Engineering

David Ayala-Lindeman, a rising senior, is working in the Pruitt Lab this summer, fabricating arrays of polystyrene microposts that will be used to study the forces of adherent cells. He is a big soccer fan who is excited to go to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He plans on co-terming in chemical engineering and then using his research experience to get a job in the nanofabrication and semiconductors industry.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Development of Polystyrene Microposts for Traction Force Microscopy

David Ayala-Lindeman1, Alexandre Ribeiro1, Beth Pruitt1
[Department of Mechanical Engineering1, Stanford University]