Amy Rowat

Amy Rowat


1125 Terasaki Life Sciences Bldg


Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Member, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area, Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area


Amy Rowat, Ph.D., M.Sc., is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, UCLA. She is also a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Bioengineering Department, Center for Biological Physics, and Business of Science Center. Rowat earned degrees in: B.Sc. Honors Physics; B.A. Asian Studies, French, & Math; M.Sc. Chemistry; and Ph.D. Physics. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics/Division of Engineering & Applied Science, Harvard University as well as Brigham Women’s Hospital. Her laboratory focuses on cellular mechanobiology in health and disease. Rowat has developed innovative mechanotyping methods to enable high throughput deformability screening, which the team is applying to achieve a systems-level knowledge of the mechanome, to advance fundamental knowledge of diseases from cancer to dystonia, and to identify novel therapeutics.



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