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Biomechanics, Biotransport and MechanoBiology

Motion, deformation, and flow of biological systems in response to applied loads elicit biological responses at the molecular and cellular levels that support the physiological function of tissues and organs and drive their adaptation and remodeling. To study these complex interactions, principles of solid, fluid, and transport mechanics must be combined with measures of biological function. The Biomechanics, Biotransport, & Mechanobiology track embraces this approach and leverages the strong expertise of Northeastern faculty attempting to tie applied loads to biological responses at multiple length and time scales.

Extensional strain drives collagen fibrillogenesis. Fluorescence images
show strain field in fluid, ACSNano 2016, Jeffrey Ruberti

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