William Marganski

  • Program Years: 1998-2002
  • Academic Institution: Boston University
  • Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Micah Dembo
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1999)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Boston University, 2003
    B.E. Bioengineering, Hofstra University, 1997

Current Status

  • Status: Research Scientist, Systems Biology Department, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Area: Computational Biology, Imaging, Modeling


A. Doyle, W. A. Marganski and J. Lee. 2004. Calcium transients induce spatially coordinated increases in traction force during the movement of fish keratocytes. J Cell Sci. 117(Pt 11):2203-14.

Y. T. Shiu, S. Li, W. A. Marganski, S. Usami, M. A. Schwartz, Y. L. Wang, M. Dembo, and S. Chien. 2004. Rho GTPase Mediates the Shear-Enhancement of Endothelial Cell Migration and Traction Force Generation. Biophys. J. 86(4):2558-2565.

W. A. Marganski, V. M. De Biase, M. L. Burgess, and M. Dembo. 2003. Demonstration of altered fibroblast contractile activity in hypertensive heart disease. Cardiovasc. Res. 60(3):547-556.

C. Gaudet, W. A. Marganski, S. Kim, C. T. Brown, V. Gunderia, M. Dembo, and J. Y. Wong. 2003. Influence of type I collagen surface density on fibroblast spreading, motility, and contractility. Biophys. J. 85(5):3329-35.

M. Herant, W. A. Marganski, and M. Dembo. 2003. The mechanics of neutrophils: synthetic modeling of three experiments. Biophys. J. 84(5):3389-413.