Cell and Tissue Lab
BME 35400/ 1 Cr.
This course develops quantitative biomechanical methods to analyze cell/tissue behavior and properties to solve biomechanical engineering problems. Topics include: bioviscoelasticity, failure, filament dynamics, membrane dynamics, biofluid dynamics, cellular dynamics, and tissue dynamics.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: BME 24100. C: BME 35200.
Through problem sets and bioengineering experiments, introduce students to quantitative methods to analyze cell/tissue behavior and properties.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Determine mechanical forces applied to a cell. 
- Identify and evaluate forces acting on a cell. 
- Model cellular responses to mechanical stimuli. 
- Formulate elasticity and viscosity in a biological system. 
- Formulate mechanics of the cytoskeleton. 
- Determine stress and strain in a tissue level. 
- Use a research-grade microscope for live cell imaging experiments. 
- Conduct experiments and analyze data as a team. [5,6]
- Molecular and cellular mechanics
- Mechanics of the cytoskeleton
- Stress and strain
- Bone mechanics: extension and torsion
- Bone mechanics: bending
- Molecular engineering experiments