Prof. Roger D. Kamm
Prof. Patrick Doyle
20.410J / 2.798J / 6.524J / 10.537
This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. Topics include: structure of tissues and the molecular basis for macroscopic properties; chemical and electrical effects on mechanical behavior; cell mechanics, motility and adhesion; biomembranes; biomolecular mechanics and molecular motors. Experimental methods for probing structures at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels will also be investigated.
This course was originally co-developed by Professors Alan Grodzinsky, Roger Kamm, and L. Mahadevan.
Kamm, Roger, Patrick Doyle, and Maxine Jonas. 20.410J Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J), Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biological-engineering/20-410j-molecular-cellular-and-tissue-biomechanics-be-410j-spring-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA