Mechanobiology: How Force and Stretch Shape Life

4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Photonics Colloquium Room, 9th Floor (8 St. Mary’s Street)
Co-hosted by Elise Morgan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Division of Materials Science & Engineering; and Department of Biomedical Engineering Co-hosted by Katya Ravid, Professor, Medicine and Biochemistry, School of Medicine; and Director, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office (IBRO) Mechanobiology is the study of how physical cues, such as force and stretch, affect biological processes. Physical cues play important and often diverse roles in the inner workings of cells, collective actions of cells, interactions between cells and their extracellular matrix, and basic functions of organs. In this session, faculty from across both campuses of the university will discuss their research on understanding fundamental phenomena in mechanobiology and the applications of this understanding to diagnosis and treatment of disease.