Welcome to the Biological and Active Materials (BAM) lab!
Biological Mechanics are unique in the physical world, as biological systems are able to convert chemical energy into controlled active forces; these forces move cells and also change their mechanical properties.
Some of the things we are interested in are:
- Mechanics of disease - how do cell mechanics contribute to pathology?
- Mechanotransduction - how do cells sense and respond to force?
- Biomimetic Materials Science - can we recreate the amazing mechanics of biology?
- Soft Condensed Matter Physics - can we understand biological mechanics using physics?
If you are looking for a research position, please check our Members page.
The Biological and Biomedical Engineering Research Seminar is on Fridays from 1-2pm, and is typically held in Wong 1030. Please check the seminar schedule for the most up-to-date information.