The Multi-scale Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Tissue Engineering Laboratory (3MT Lab) is focused on integrating experiment with theory to understand the dynamic and multi-scale mechanical interplay between cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in forming and remodeling tissues.

Multiscale mechanical interactions are scale-spanning physical interactions between cells, the extracellular matrix (ECM), and the tissue, and they are critical to all phases of a tissue’s life cycle (i.e., development, growth, homeostasis, aging, and disease). Our primary research areas generally incorporate some aspect of multi-scale mechanical phenomena.

Research areas include:

  • 3D biomimetic in vitro systems
  • Wound healing, tissue engineering, and cell matrix interactions
  • Mechanobiology and soft tissue mechanics
  • Multi-scale computational modeling
  • Drug delivery
  • Synthetic biology