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M. Herrera-Perez and K.E. Kasza. Biophysical control of the cell rearrangements and cell shape changes that build epithelial tissues. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 2018; 51:88-95.


A. Aksit, D.N. Arteaga, M. Arriaga, X. Wang, H. Watanabe, K.E. Kasza, A.K. Lalwani, J.W. Kysar.  In-vitro perforation of the round window membrane via direct 3-D printed microneedlesBiomedical Microdevices2018; 20(2):47.


M. Guo, A.F. Pegoraro, A. Mao, E.H. Zhou, P.R. Arany, Y. Han, D.T. Burnette, M.H. Jensen, K.E. Kasza, J.R. Moore, F.C. Mackintosh, J.J. Fredberg, D.J. Mooney, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, D.A. Weitz. Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fateProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2017; 114(41).


K.E. Kasza, D.L. Farrell, J.A. Zallen. Spatiotemporal control of epithelial remodeling by regulated myosin phosphorylation . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2014; 111(32):11732.

K.E. Kasza, D Vader, S Köster, N Wang, DA Weitz. Imaging Techniques for Measuring the Materials Properties of Cells. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. 2011; (4), pdb. top107.

K.E. Kasza, J.A. Zallen. Dynamics and regulation of contractile actin–myosin networks in morphogenesis . Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 2010; 23(1): 30.


K.E. Kasza, C.P. Broedersz, G.H. Koenderink, Y.C. Lin, W. Messner, E.A. Millman, F. Nakamura, T.P. Stossel, F. C. MacKintosh, D. A. Weitz. Actin filament length tunes elasticity of flexibly cross-linked actin networks. Biophysical Journal. 2010; 99:1091-1100.

C.P. Broedersz, K.E. Kasza, L.M. Jawerth, S. Muenster, D.A. Weitz, F.C. MacKintosh. Measurement of nonlinear rheology of cross-linked biopolymer gels. Soft Matter. 2010; 6:4120.

N.Y. Yao, C.P. Broedersz, Y.C. Lin, K.E. Kasza, F.C. MacKintosh, D.A. Weitz. Elasticity in ionically cross-linked neurofilament networks. Biophysical Journal. 2010; 98:2147.

K.E. Kasza, G.H. Koenderink, Y.C. Lin, C.P. Broedersz, W. Messner, F. Nakamura, T.P. Stossel, F.C. MacKintosh, D.A. Weitz. Nonlinear elasticity of stiff biopolymers connected by flexible linkers. Physical Review E. 2009; 96:4326-35.

K.E. Kasza, F. Nakamura, S. Hu, P. Kollmannsberger, N. Bonakdar, B. Fabry, T.P. Stossel, N. Wang, D.A. Weitz. Filamin A is essential for active cell stiffening but not passive stiffening under external force. Biophysical Journal. 2009; 79:041928.

F. Huang, R. Rotstein, K.E. Kasza, N.T. Flynn, S. Fraden. Phase behavior and rheology of attractive rod-like particles. Soft Matter. 2009; 5: 2766-2771.

F. Nakamura, O. Heikkinen, O.T. Pentikäinen, T.M. Osborn, K.E. Kasza, D.A. Weitz, O. Kupiainen, P. Permi, I. Kilpeläinen, J. Ylänne, J.H. Hartwig, T.P. Stossel. Molecular Basis of Filamin A-FilGAP Interaction and Its Impairment in Congenital Disorders Associated with Filamin A Mutations. PLoS ONE. 2009; 4(3):e4928.

K.E. Kasza, D. Vader, S. Köster, N. Wang, and D.A. Weitz. Imaging techniques for measuring cell materials properties. Live Cell Imaging, 2nd Edition, D. Spector, J. Swedlow, and R. Goldman eds., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 2009.

M.L. Gardel, K.E. Kasza, C.P. Brangwynne, J. Liu, and D.A. Weitz. Mechanical response of cytoskeletal networks. Biophysical Tools for Biologists, Volume Two: In Vivo Techniques, D. J. J. Correia and H. William Detrich III eds., vol. 89 of Methods in Cell Biology, Academic Press. 2008; 487-519.

K.E. Kasza, A.C. Rowat, J. Liu, T.E. Angelini, C.P. Brangwynne, G.H. Koenderink and D.A. Weitz. The cell as a material. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 2007; 19:101-107.

J. Liu, G.H. Koenderink, K.E. Kasza, F.C. MacKintosh, and D.A. Weitz. Visualizing the Strain Field in Semiflexible Polymer Networks: Strain Fluctuations and Nonlinear Rheology of F-Actin Gels. Physical Review Letters. 2007; 98: 198304.

L.J. Kaufman, C.P. Brangwynne, K.E. Kasza, E. Filippidi, V.D. Gordon, T.S. Deisboeck, and D.A.Weitz. Glioma Expansion in Collagen I Matrices: Analyzing Collagen Concentration-Dependent Growth and Motility Patterns. Biophysical Journal. 2005; 89:635-650.

K. Ladavac, K. Kasza, and D.G. Grier. Sorting mesoscopic objects with periodic potential landscapes: Optical fractionation. Physical Review E. 2004; 70:010901.