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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.
Associated Faculty & Staff
Targeted drug delivery to avascular connective tissues; polypeptide and protein based nanocarriers; bio-electrostatics; transport phenomena in biological systems; biomechanics; post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Diseases of the cardiovascular system; effects of cellmediated growth and remodeling processes on tissue and organ mechanics
Computational fluid dynamics, biological flows, multi-phase flows, multi-scale modeling, pulmonary physiology, aerosols, parameter estimation, magnetic resonance imaging, flow visualization, particle image velocimetry, numerical methods
Multi-scale bone biomechanics – how the structure and composition of bone influences its mechanical properties; mechano-adaptation of bone and joint – how tissue responds to mechanical signals