Cell and Tissue Mechanics

Principal Investigators: Dimitrije Stamenovic and Bela Suki

Fundamental and applied research of soft tissue rheology and mechanical properties of cells:

  • Measuring and modeling mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton of living cells and its interactions with the extracellular matrix.
  • Measuring and modeling rheological behaviors of living cells.
  • Modeling of pneumatic osteoarthritis knee brace.
  • Measurements and nonlinear modeling of the dynamic stress-strain relationship of soft tissues, in particular, of lung tissues.
  • Image processing of fluorescently labeled components (such as collagen and elastin fibers) of tissues.
  • Nonlinear dynamic modeling of various physiological phenomena such as avalanche mechanism of airway reopening.