Dr. Pushkar Lele joined the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2015. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Howard Berg’s group at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. His research interests are in Biological and Soft-Matter Physics. He uses single-molecule fluorescence methods and sensitive force-spectroscopy techniques to study self-assembly, cell-mechanics and motility.