The Cellular Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Toronto was established in 2006. It is affiliated with both the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.
Our research interest is focused on solving biomechanical questions in muscular skeletal system at the cellular level. In specific, we are working on the anti-resorptive effect of mechanical loading on bone tissue; advanced microfluidics system for bone cell mechanotransduction study; the role of focal adhesion assembly in cell mechanosensitivity using micropatterned surface; development of advanced artificial bone matrix by employing novel microfabrication technologies; and the effect of mechanical loading on cancer metastasis in bone.
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There are openings for Master, PhD, and summer/thesis student.