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.
Roger D. Kamm, MIT Department of Biological Engineering
Kamm's research aims to understand the fundamental nature of how cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli, and to employ the principles revealed by these studies to seek new treatments for vascular disease and to develop tissue constructs for drug and toxicity screening. Current research activities in Kamm's laboratory can be grouped into three broad categories: tissue engineering and microfluidics, cellular rheology and molecular mechanics.
MIT, NSF, GEM4, MechSE
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