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20.410J Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J) | Biological Engineering

20.410J Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J) | Biological Engineering

This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. Topics include: structure of tissues and the molecular basis for macroscopic properties; chemical and electrical effects on mechanical behavior; cell mechanics, motility and adhesion; biomembranes; biomolecular mechanics and molecular motors. Experimental methods for probing structures at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels will also be investigated. This course was originally co-developed by Professors Alan Grodzinsky, Roger Kamm, and L. Mahadevan.

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