BMEN 6460 Cellular Mechanotransduction

This course reviews cellular mechanotransduction in a variety of tissues that adapt to physiological loading. A partial list of mechanosensing cells sells in these tissues include hair cells in inner ears, chondracytes in cartilage, osteocytes in bone, endothelial cells in blood vessels, etc. In particular, this course emphasizes the role of mathematical modeling in solving biological problems. Hands-on mathematical modeling will be assigned as homework and projects.