Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory
Mechanobiology is the study of the interrelationship of force and biology. It is important in many areas of physiology, medicine, and medical device design. The Cellular Mechanobiology Lab is particularly interested in the mechanobiology of vascular endothelium and its role in vascular health and disease.
Primary research focuses include:
- molecular dynamics of stressed membranes
- time correlated single photon counting: measuring fluorescence lifetime and diffusion of membrane dyes
- mechanics as a moving target: adaptive rheology of endothelial cells
- stressing membranes
- cell-specific multi-scale modeling of cells