Our objective is to educate researchers and graduate students about the fundamentals of cell and molecular biomechanics, and to provide an intense learning experience, and to facilitate interactions among engineers, biologists and clinicians. The goals are to help train a new generation of researchers with in-depth knowledge of mechanics and biology and to help engineers and biologists apply biomechanical approaches in biomolecular, cellular, tissue-level, animal model studies.
Todd C. McDevitt, PhD
Director, Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech and the NSF Stem Cell Biomanufacturing IGERT
Petit Faculty Fellow, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Todd C. McDevitt, Ph.D., graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from Duke University in 1997 after double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.Todd received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2001. He completed his dissertation research in the laboratory of Patrick Stayton, Ph.D., working on protein engineering and micropatterning techniques to spatially control cell assembly for cardiac and skeletal muscle tissue engineering. In 2001, Todd joined Chuck Murry's lab in the Department of Pathology as a post-doctoral fellow. His post-doctoral research focused on signaling pathways mediating proliferation of cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells for the purpose of myocardial repair.
In August of 2004, Todd joined the faculty in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University. In 2009 he was appointed as a Petit Faculty Fellow in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and was named as the Director of the Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech.
MIT, NSF, GEM4, MechSE
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA