BB 656 - Introduction to Mechanobiology
Introduction to Mechanobiology
Alterations of Tissue/Cell
Properties in Diseases Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Composition
Basics of Stress and Strain
Rheological Characterization of Biopolymers
Physical Properties of Collagen Gels
Mechanosensitivity of Fibronectin
Composition of Focal Adhesions
Force Sensitivity of Focal adhesions
Effect of ECM properties on Cell Adhesion, Cell Spreading and Cell Migration
Since this course will be research-oriented, there is no official textbook other than original research papers and reviews identified by the instructor.
Students will be responsible for downloading and printing PDFs.
B. Alberts, D. Bray, J. Levis, M. Raff, K. Roberts & J. D. Watson: Molecular Biology of the Cell; 5th Ed, Garland Science
Fung, Y. C.: Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues. 2nd Ed., Springer.
R. Kamm and M. K. Mofrad. Cytoskeletal Mechanics: Models and Measurements. Cambridge University Press.
6 credits - Lecture
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