Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory

Mechanobiology is the study of the interrelationship of force and biology. It is important in many areas of physiology, medicine, and medical device design. The Cellular Mechanobiology Lab is particularly interested in the mechanobiology of vascular endothelium and its role in vascular health and disease.

Primary research focuses include:

  • molecular dynamics of stressed membranes
  • time correlated single photon counting: measuring fluorescence lifetime and diffusion of membrane dyes
  • mechanics as a moving target: adaptive rheology of endothelial cells
  • stressing membranes
  • cell-specific multi-scale modeling of cells

Contact Information

Bioengineering Facilities and Labs Bioengineering and biomedical engineering research areas


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614

Email: bme@engr.psu.edu