The Theoretical Mechanobiology and Materials Lab resides within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Prof. Vivek Shenoy. We focus on developing theoretical concepts and numerical methods to understand the basic principles that control the behavior of both biological and engineering systems. A significant challenge in modeling biological systems is that important processes involve coupling of both small-scale (nucleus, cell) phenomena and long-range (tissue, organ) interactions over length scales of micrometers to centimeters. The goal of our group’s work is to address these issues by developing multiphysics continuum or mesoscale theories and by adapting insights from soft matter physics, solid mechanics, chemistry, materials science and applied mathematics.
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