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?
We collaborate with fantastic people at McGill and beyond, and we are always looking for new great people to work with. Also, we are seeking new members!
If you are looking for a research position, please check our Members page.

Group research discussion
Our research discussion meeting is held on Thursdays from 12-2pm (April 2019-August 2019), where every week several members of the lab and occasionally visitors or collaborators may present work.
This meeting is open to all, and please email ehrlicher.lab at gmail.com to know more.

Research seminar:
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.