Mechanics of Biological Tissues
The structure-function relationships of biological materials are critical to understating tissue development, function, disease, and therapy. We use custom-built devices to simultaneously study structure and mechanics of biological tissues.
Local and global measurements show that damage initiation in articular cartilage is inhibited by the surface layer and has significant rate dependence
Mechanical properties and structure-function relationships of human chondrocyte-seeded cartilage constructs after in vitro culture
In Vitro Culture Increases Mechanical Stability of Human Tissue Engineered Cartilage Constructs by Prevention of Microscale Scaffold Buckling
Elastoviscous Transitions of Articular Cartilage Reveal a Mechanism of Synergy between Lubricin and Hyaluronic Acid
Most plants grow towards the light, but roots have to grow down into the soil to find water and nutrients. How do they do this? And what happens to a growing root when it encounters a rock? Along with investigators from the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, we show how plants manage to grow in Ithaca's rocky soil!