The Dutcher Lab is working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop a new method that uses ultrasound waves to trap cells propelled by cilia, and then releases them to measure their movement as they swim away. Susan Dutcher, professor of genetics and of cell biology and physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Mathieu Bottier, a postdoctoral researcher in the Dutcher Lab, and a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Philip Bayly, the Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, are authors on a paper about the technique that was recently published in Soft Matter. Congratulations, Dr. Dutcher and Dr. Bottier!

Read more about the research in a recent Source article and a previous Source story.