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Experts on mechanobiology

Kristen  Billiar
Kristen Billiar
Professor and Department Head
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Billiar studies the mechanisms by which mechanical forces regulate the development and healing of connective tissues and the pathogenesis of disease is becoming one of the foremost problems at the intersection of... Read More

Songbai  Ji
Songbai Ji
Professor- Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Ji's research seeks to integrate advanced neuroimaging into traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomechanics research to understand injuries to functionally important neural pathways while developing techniques to... Read More

Sarah D Olson
Sarah D Olson
Professor & Department Head, ad interim
Mathematical Sciences

Professor Olson explores development of mathematical and computational models to understand emergent phenomenon in biological systems. Applications include tissue engineering, micro-organism motility, muscle contraction, and... Read More

Suzanne Frances Scarlata

Professor Scarlata's work seeks to understand how hormones and neurotransmitters lead to changes in the growth, division, and shape of cells such as cardiac myocytes (heart muscle cells). She is particularly interested in... Read More