Biomechanics Interface Laboratory
Our main research interests focuses on the investigation of the complex interaction of cells and tissues with their environment through the use of a new generation of dynamic materials and devices. Interactions between physical forces, rheological properties, and biochemical cues regulate virtually all aspects of cell physiology. Therefore, mimicking essential features of physiological and pathological conditions is essential for elucidating fundamental cell and tissue adaptations and translating basic research to the clinic. From this perspective, technologies capable of precisely varying the timing, magnitude, and combinations of biomechanical and biochemical inputs provide great investigative power.