Chawin Chek Ounkomol

Postdoc [2012]

Graduate student [2006-2011]

Department of Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, 2012
B.S. Electrical Engineering. University of Houston, 2004


Cadherin binding strengths and kinetics using custom AFM-micropipetting force probe.

Assembly of bead arrays on AFM cantilevers. Testing cadherin binding using functionalized bead arrays.


2010. Ounkomol, C., S. Yamada, and V. Heinrich. Single-cell adhesion tests against functionalized microspheres arrayed on AFM cantilevers confirm heterophilic E- and N-cadherin binding. Biophysical Journal 99:L100-L102. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.11.013 || PDF 369 KB

2009. Ounkomol, C., H. Xie, P.A. Dayton, and V. Heinrich. Versatile horizontal force probe for mechanical tests on pipette-held cells, particles, and membrane capsules. Biophysical Journal 96:1218-1231. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2008.10.047 || PDF 1593 KB

2008. Heinrich, V., and C. Ounkomol. Biophysics in reverse: Using blood cells to accurately calibrate force-microscopy cantilevers. Applied Physics Letters 92(15):153902. doi:10.1063/1.2909529 || PDF 616 KB

2007. Heinrich, V., and C. Ounkomol. Force versus axial deflection of pipette-aspirated closed membranes. Biophysical Journal 93:363-372. doi:10.1529/biophysj.107.104091 || PDF 410 KB



2012. 56th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. Poster presentation.

2011. Bio Mechanical Engineering Conference at Stanford (BMECS). Podium talk.

2010. BMES Meeting. Poster presentation.

2010. UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium. Poster presentation.

2008. AFM BioMed Conference. Poster presentation.

2008. BMES Meeting. Podium talk.

2008. Biophysics Society Meeting. Poster presentation.

2007. UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium. Podium talk.

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