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Mechanical forces shape the form and function of biological systems and regulate biological processes across all levels and scales. The motion of joints, contraction of cells, and even the conformation of proteins are all governed by mechanical principles, which together define biological function in health and disease.

Investigators in the Department of Bioengineering seek to understand the pervasive role of mechanics in biology by combining the latest tools in engineering and the life sciences to answer the most pressing questions in health and disease.

With specific interests in cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and respiratory systems, our investigators apply experimental, computational and theoretical approaches to understand how mechanical forces impact biological function at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organism levels.


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