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 don't know everything (far from it)- that's why we collaborate with fantastic people at McGill and beyond. Moreover, we need help from new researchers!
If you are looking for a research position, please check our Members page.