Principal Research Scientist
Ph.D. Materials Science, 1994, University of California - San Diego
M.S. Materials Science, 1991, University of California - San Diego
B.Eng. Engineering Mechanics, 1989, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- M. Diez-Silva*, Y.-K. Park, S. Huang, H. Bow, O. Mercereau-Puijalon, G. Deplaine, C. Lavazec, S. Perrot, S. Bonnefoy, M.S. Feld, J. Han, M. Dao* and S. Suresh, “Pf155/RESA protein influences the dynamic microcirculatory behavior of ring-stage Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells,” Scientific Reports (Nature.com/srep), 2 (2012) 614. [*Corresponding authors]
- H.-S. Byun, T.R. Hillman, J.M. Higgins, M. Diez-Silva, Z. Peng, M. Dao*, R.R. Dasari, S. Suresh and Y.-K. Park*, “Optical measurement of biomechanical properties of individual erythrocytes from a sickle cell patient,” Acta Biomater, 8 (2012) 4130-4138. [*Corresponding authors]
- A. Jerusalem* and M. Dao*, “Continuum modeling of neuronal cell under blast loading,” Acta Biomater, 8 (2012) 3360-3371. [*Corresponding authors]
- M. Aingaran, R. Zhang, S.K.Y. Law, Z. Peng, A. Undisz, E. Meyer, M. Diez-Silva, T.A. Burke, T. Spielmann, C.-T. Lim, S. Suresh, M. Dao* & M. Marti*, “Host cell deformability is linked to transmission in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum,” Cellular Microbiology (July 2012 Editor’s Choice), 14 (2012) 983-993. [*Corresponding authors]
- A. Singh, N.R. Tao, M. Dao* and S. Suresh, “Repeated frictional sliding properties of copper containing nanoscale twins,” Scripta Materialia (Viewpoint Paper), 66 (2012) 849-853. [*Corresponding author]
- R. Chandramohanadas, Y.-K. Park, L. Lui, A. Li, D. Quinn, K. Liew, M. Diez-Silva, Y. Sung, M. Dao*, C.-T. Lim, P.R. Preiser* and S. Suresh, “Biophysics of Malarial Parasite Exit from Infected Erythrocytes,” PLoS ONE, 6 (2011) e20869. [*Corresponding authors]
- H. Bow, I.V. Pivkin, M. Diez-Silva, S.J. Goldfless, M. Dao, J.C. Niles, S. Suresh and J. Han, “A microfabricated deformability-based flow cytometer with application to malaria,” Lab Chip, 11 (2011) 1065-1073.
- P. Gu, M. Dao*, R.J. Asaro and S. Suresh, “A unified mechanistic model for size-dependent deformation in nanocrystalline and nanotwinned metals,” Acta Materialia, 59 (2011) 6861-6868. [*Corresponding author]
- M. Diez-Silva, M. Dao, J. Han, C.T. Lim and S. Suresh, “Shape and Biomechanical Characteristics of Human Red Blood Cells in Health and Disease,” MRS Bulletin (Featured Cover Article), 35 (2010) 382-388.
- H. Yao, M. Dao, T. Imholt, J. Huang, K. Wheeler, A. Bonilla, S. Suresh and C. Ortiz, “Protection mechanisms of the iron-plated armor of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent gastropod,” PNAS, 107 (2010) 987-992.
- K. Tai*, M. Dao*, S. Suresh, A. Palazoglu and C. Ortiz, “Nanoscale Heterogeneity Promotes Energy Dissipation in Bone,” Nature Materials, 6 (2007) 454-462. [*These authors contributed equally to this work.]
- M. Dao*, L. Lu, R.J. Asaro, J.T.M. De Hosson and E. Ma, “Toward a quantitative understanding of mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline metals,” Acta Mater (Overview No. 143), 55 (2007) 4041-4065. [*Corresponding author]
- J.P. Mills, M. Diez-Silva, D.J. Quinn, M. Dao, M.J. Lang, K.S.W. Tan, C.T. Lim, G. Milon, P.H. David, O. Mercereau-Puijalon, S. Bonnefoy and S. Suresh, “Effect of plasmodial RESA protein on deformability of human red blood cells harboring Plasmodium falciparum,” PNAS, 104 (2007) 9213-9217.
- J. Li, G. Lykotrafitis, M. Dao and S. Suresh, “Cytoskeletal dynamics of human erythrocyte,” PNAS, 104 (2007) 4937-4942.
- M. Dao, J. Li and S. Suresh, “Molecularly Based Analysis of Deformation of Spectrin Network and Human Erythrocyte,” Mater Sci Eng C, 26 (2006) 1232-1244.
- J. Li, M. Dao, C.T. Lim and S. Suresh, “Spectrin-Level Modeling of the Cytoskeleton and Optical Tweezers Stretching of the Erythrocyte,” Biophys J, 88 (2005) 3707-3719.
- M. Dao, C.T. Lim and S. Suresh, “Mechanics of human red blood cell deformed by optical tweezers,” J Mech Phys Solids, 51 (2003) 2259-2280. “Errata,” ibid, 53 (2005) 493-494.
- M. Dao, N. Chollacoop, K.J. Van Vliet, T.A. Venkatesh and S. Suresh, “Computational Modeling of the Forward and Reverse Problems in Instrumented Sharp Indentation,” Acta Mater, 49 (2001) 3899-3918.
New discoveries in how immune system fights malaria
Study reveals immune cells that are critical to combating the parasite in early stages of infection.
|January 14, 2014|
Probing the Malarial Shape Shifters
Last November, GlaxoSmithKline reported a disappointing 30 percent effectiveness in a trial for its RTS,S anti-malarial vaccine.
|February 14, 2013|
Using nanotechnology to study malaria
Dr Ming Dao, Research Scientist, integrates nano-mechanics and bioengineering to study the parasites that cause malaria.
|February 7, 2013|