This experiment and technique is used for trapping and isolating single cells for studying cell motion and its subsequent displacement. Polyacrylamide gel is used in the PCL experiment to help with this purpose.
Sandeep and Samantha are two graduate students in Professor Tahir Saif's lab(MechE)at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
(2013), "[Illinois] PCL Experiment Tutorial," https://nanohub.org/resources/13774.