• RS Stowers and O Chaudhuri. Epigenetic regulation of mechanotransduction. Nature Biomedical Engineering2021, 5:8-10. Link
  • RS Stowers. Advances in Extracellular Matrix-Mimetic Hydrogels to Guide Stem Cell Fate. Cells, Tissues, Organs. in press. Link
  • IM Tayler and RS Stowers. Engineering hydrogels for personalized disease modeling and regenerative medicine. Acta Biomaterialia, in press. Link


  • JY Lee, S Nam, RS Stowers, O Chaudhuri. Identification of cell context-dependent YAP-associated proteins reveals β1 integrin mediates YAP translocation independently of cell spreading. Scientific Reports2019, 9:1-11. Link
  • RS Stowers, A Shcherbina, J Israeli, J Chang, JJ Gruber, S Nam, A Rabiee, MN Teruel, MP Snyder, A Kundaje, O Chaudhuri. Matrix Stiffness Induces a Tumorigenic Phenotype in Mammary Epithelium Through Changes in Chromatin Accessibility. Nature Biomedical Engineering2019, 3:1009-1019. *featured as cover article  Link  Nature Reviews Cancer highlight  Stanford Engineering news
  • S Nam, RS Stowers, J Lou, Y Xia, O Chaudhuri. Varying PEG density to control stress relaxation in alginate-PEG hydrogels for 3D cell culture studies. Biomaterials, 2019, 200; 15-24. Link
  • H Lee*, RS Stowers*, O Chaudhuri. Volume Expansion and TRPV4 Activation Regulate Stem Cell Fate in Three-Dimensional Microenvironments. Nature Communications2019, 10: 529. *denotes equal contribution. Link


  • J Lou*, RS Stowers*, S Nam, Y Xia, O Chaudhuri. Stress Relaxing Hyaluronic Acid-Collagen Hydrogels Promote Cell Spreading, Fiber Remodeling, and Focal Adhesion Formation in 3D Cell Culture. Biomaterials, 2018, 154; 213-222. *denotes equal contribution Link


  • CM Madl, B LaSavage, RE Dewy, CB Dinh, RS Stowers, M Khariton, KJ Lampe, D Nguyen, O Chaudhuri, A Enejder, SC Heilshorn. Matrix Remodeling Promotes Maintenance of Neural Progenitor Cell Stemness in 3D Hydrogels. Nature Materials, 2017, 16; 1233-1242Link
  • RS Stowers, SC Allen, K Sanchez, CL Davis, C Van Den Berg, LJ Suggs. Extracellular Matrix Stiffening Induces a Malignant Phenotypic Transition in Breast Epithelial Cells. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2017, 10; 114-123. Link
  • E Chung, V Rybalko, P Hsieh, S Leal, M Samano, A Willauer, RS Stowers, S Natesan, DO Zamora, RJ Christy, LJ Suggs. Fibrin-based stem cell containing scaffold improves the dynamics of burn wound healing.Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2016, 24; 810-819.


  • RS Stowers, SC Allen, LJ Suggs. Dynamic Photo-Tuning of 3D Hydrogel Stiffness. PNAS, 2015, 112 (7); 1953-1958. Link


  • RS Stowers*, CT Drinnan*, E Chung, LJ Suggs. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Response to TGF-β1 in Both 2D and 3D Environments. Biomaterials Science, 2013, 1; 860-869. *denotes equal contribution. Link
  • RS Stowers and LJ Suggs. Micro and Nanotechnology for Vascular Tissue Engineering. In: Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues. Ed. M Ramalingam et al. Wiley-IEEE, 2013, 236-260.


  • E Chung, LM Ricles, RS Stowers, SY Nam, SY Emelianov, LJ Suggs. Multifunctional Nanoscale Strategies for Enhancing and Monitoring Blood Vessel Regeneration. Nano Today 2012, 7; 514-531.


  • S Seetharaman, S Natesan, RS Stowers, C Mullens, DG Baer, LJ Suggs, RJ Christy. A PEGylated Fibrin Based Wound Dressing with Antimicrobial and Angiogenic Activity. Acta Biomaterialia, 2010, 7; 2787-96.


  • RS Stowers, JA Callihan, JD Bryers. Optimal conditions for F(ab’)2 antibody fragment production from mouse IgG2a. Journal of Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering, 2009, 8;16-20.