• Associate Professor
  • Principal Investigator, Mechanobiology Institute

2007 Ph. D., Biophysics, Stanford University
2001 A.B. (Summa Cum laude),
Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Cornell University

Research Interest

  • Superresolution microscopy
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • Cell-cell interactions

Research Projects

  • Development of 3-dimensional interferometric superresolution microscope
  • Molecular architecture of cell-matrix adhesion complex
  • Molecular architecture of cell-cell adhesion complex

Selected Awards & Honours

  • Singapore NRF Fellowship (2011-2016)
  • HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship (2001-2006)
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship (2001-2004)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2001)

Membership in Scientific/Professional Organization

  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • Biophysical Society

Selected Journal Publications

  1. Cristina Bertocchi, Yilin Wang, Andrea Ravasio, Yusuke Hara, Yao Wu, Talgat Sailov, Michelle A. Baird, Michael W. Davidson, Ronen Zaidel-Bar, Yusuke Toyama, Benoit Ladoux, Rene-Marc Mege, and Pakorn Kanchanawong. "Nanoscale architecture of cadherin-based cell adhesions" Nature Cell Biology. Nature Cell Biology 2017, 19 (1), 28-37.
  2. Z Zhang, Y Nishimura, P Kanchanawong "Extracting Microtubule Networks from Superresolution Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy Data" Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2016, E16-06-0421.
  3. J. Liu, Y. Wang, W. I. Goh, H. Goh, M. A. Baird, S. Ruehland, S. Teo, N. Bate, D. R. Critchley, M. W. Davidson, P. Kanchanawong, "Talin determines the nanoscale architecture of focal adhesions" PNAS, 112 (35), E4864-E4873.
  4. Y. Wu, P. Kanchanawong, R. Zaidel-Bar, "Actin-Delimited Adhesion-Independent Clustering of E-Cadherin Forms the Nanoscale Building Blocks of Adherens Junctions" Developmental Cell. (2015) 32 (2), 139-154.
  5. P. Kanchanawong, G. Shtengel, A. Pasapera-Limon, E. Ramko, M.W. Davidson, H.F. Hess, C. M. Waterman. "Nanoscale Architecutre of Integrin-based Adhesions", Nature, 468(7323): 580-4, 2010.
  6. G. Shtengel, J. A. Galbraith, C. G. Galbraith, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, J. M. Gillette, S. Manley, R. Sougrat, C. M. Waterman, P. Kanchanawong, M. W. Davidson, R. D. Fetter and H. F. Hess. "Interferometric fluorescent super-resolution microscopy resolves 3D cellular ultrastructure", PNAS, 106 (9), 3125-3130, 2009.