Dr. Bibhu Ranjan Sarangi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Palakkad. He graduated in BSc from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India and his post-graduated in MSc in Physics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. His doctorate degree PhD in Physics from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India (Awarded in 2011). Our research aims to understand the interaction of living systems with their environment. Specifically, we are studying the process of "mechanosensing" by which living cells sense and respond to the external mechanical stimuli at different length scales.
Force-dependent binding of vinculin to alpha-catenin constitutes the core mechanosensing machinery of cadherin adhesions.