Methods in Mechanobiology and Biofabrication

Cell mechanobiology topics including cell structure, mechanical models, and chemo-mechanical signaling. Review and apply methods for controlling and analyzing the biomechanics of cells using traction force microscopy, AFM, micropatterning, and cell stimulation. Practice and theory for the design and application of methods for quantitative cell mechanobiology. Weekly lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions. Final project in the form of a research proposal.




The course assumes an engineering background but is structured to be accessible to graduate students in life sciences who have a strong physics and math background, and to engineering graduate students with basic biology knowledge.

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