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.

Research seminar:
The Biological and Biomedical Engineering Research Seminar is on Fridays from 1-2pm, and oscillates between MD 267 and Duff 333. Please check the seminar schedule for the most up-to-date information.