Mechanical factors at many length scales drive development, injury, disease, healing, adaptation, and regeneration. Our integrated training program provides rigorous training in mechanics and the tools to apply mechanics to biological systems, allowing trainees to have sustained impact through their careers.
We combine the expertise of faculty across engineering, physics, biology and medicine, and exploit a base of existing coursework and collaborations at Washington University to provide this training.
We aim to provide pre-doctoral students in basic biological science with enhanced training in mechanics and to train pre-doctoral engineering and physics students to apply advanced mechanics to biological problems. These ambitious paired objectives will enhance interactions among students and provide trainees with skill sets tailored to address questions involving mechanics in biology.