V Swaminathan* and M Gloerich*. (2021) Decoding mechanical cues by molecular mechanotransduction. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, Jul 1;72:72-80. doi: 10.1016/

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W Sturgess and V Swaminathan. (2021) Focal adhesion isolation assay using ECM-coated magnetic beads. Methods in Molecular Biology, The Integrin Interactome, pp39-44

V Swaminathan, G Alushin, CM Waterman. (2017) Mechanosensation: A catch bond that hooks only way. Current Biology 27, R1158-1160

P Nordenfelt, T Moore, S Mehta, JK Mathew, V Swaminathan, K Nobuyasu, D Baker, T Tani, S Mayor, CM Waterman, TA Springer. (2017) Direction of actin flow dictates integrin LFA-1 orientation during leukocyte migration. Nature Communication 8, Article Number 2047.

V Swaminathan*, Joseph K Mathew*, S Mehta*, P Nordenfelt, T Moore, K Nobuyasu, D Baker, T Tani, S Mayor, TA Springer, CM Waterman. (2017) Actin retrograde flow orients and aligns activated, ligand- engaged integrins in focal adhesions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. pp 10648-10653

V Swaminathan, CM Waterman. (2016) Modern microscopy approaches to study integrin-based adhesions. Molecular and Cellular Mechanobiology pp 119-140

V Swaminathan, CM Waterman. (2016) The molecular clutch model for mechanotransduction evolves. Nature Cell Biology 18, 459-461.

V Swaminathan, RS Fischer, C Waterman. (2016) The FAK-Arp2/3 interaction promotes leading edge advance and haptosensing by coupling nascent adhesions to lamellipodial actin. Mol. Biol. Cell. 27 (1085- 1100)

K Shen, CE Tolbert, C Guilluy, VS Swaminathan, ME Berginski, K Burridge, R Superfine, SL Campbell. (2011) The Vinculin C-terminal hairpin mediates F-actin bundle formation, focal adhesion, and cell mechanical properties. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (52). 45103-45115.

V Swaminathan*, K Mythreye*, ET O’Brien, A Berchuck, GC Blobe, R Superfine. (2011) Mechanical stiffness grades metastatic potential in patient tumor cells and in cancer cell lines. Cancer research 71 (15) 5075-5080.

C Guilluy*, V Swaminathan*, R Garcia-Mata, ET O’Brien, R Superfine, K Burridge.(2011) The Rho GEFs LARG and GEF-H1 regulate the mechanical response to force on Integrins. Nature Cell Biology 13, 722- 727.

DB Hill, V Swaminathan, A Estes, J Cribb, ET O’Brien, CW Davis, R Superfine. Force generation and dynamics of individual cilia under external loading. Biophysical Journal. 98 (1). 57-66.

MK Ramasubramanian, OM Barnham, V Swaminathan. (2008) Mechanics of a mosquito bite with applications to microneedle design. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 3(4) 046001

RC Spero, L Vicci, J Cribb, D Bober, V Swaminathan, ET O’Brien, SL Rogers, R Superfine. (2008) High Throughput system for magnetic manipulations of cells, polymers and biomaterials. Review of Scientific Instruments 79(8).