Research Philosophy:

Our lab - the Multi-scale Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Tissue Engineering Laboratory (3MT) - is focused on integrating experiment with theory to understand the dynamic and multi-scale mechanical interplay between cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in forming and remodeling tissues. Multiscale mechanical interactions are scale-spanning physical interactions between cells, the extracellular matrix (ECM), and the tissue, and they are critical to all phases of a tissue’s life cycle (i.e., development, growth, homeostasis, aging, and disease). Our primary research areas generally incorporate some aspect of multi-scale mechanical phenomena.

Research Areas:

  • 3D Biomimetic In Vitro Systems

  • Wound Healing, Tissue Engineering, and Cell Matrix Interactions

  • Mechanobiology and Soft Tissue Mechanics

  • Multi-scale Computational Modeling

  • Drug Delivery

  • Synthetic Biology