Khalid Salaita




Associate Professor
Primary School/Department: 
Emory Department of Chemistry
Title 2: 
Program Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Title 3: 
Program Faculty, Winship Cancer Institute

Office Location: 
506 Atwood
Emory University

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Cancer Biology
Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics

Research Interests:

In 2009, Khalid started his own lab at Emory University, where he currently investigates biophysical aspects of receptor-mediated cell signaling. To achieve this goal, his group has pioneered the development of molecular force probes and nano-mechanical actuators that are integrated with living cells. These materials are used to investigate the molecular mechanisms of a number of pathways where piconewton forces are thought to be important. These pathways include the Notch-Delta pathway, T cell receptor activation and the integrin-based focal                                                                                   adhesion pathway.