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Cell and Matrix Mechanics

1st Edition

Edited by Roland Kaunas, Assaf Zemel

CRC Press

376 pages

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Explores a Range of Multiscale Biomechanics/Mechanobiology ConceptsCell and Matrix Mechanics presents cutting-edge research at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels in the field of cell mechanics. This book involves key experts in the field, and covers crucial areas of cell and tissue mechanics, with an emphasis on the roles of mechanical forc

Table of Contents

Active Mechanics of the Cytoskeleton. Mechanobiology of the Cell Membrane. Cellular Reconstitution of Actively Self-Organizing Systems. Structural and Dynamical Hierarchy of Fibrillar Collagen. Cell-Matrix and Cell-Cell Mechanical Interactions. Dynamic Stress Fiber Reorganization on Stretched Matrices. Mechanics of Cell-Seeded ECM Scaffolds. Cell Motility in 3D Matrices. Collective Cell Migration. Connective Tissue Development. Cellular Forces in Morphogenesis. Mechanics of Tissue Morphogenesis. Continuum Physics of Tumor Growth. Cell Force-Mediated Collagen Remodeling in Cancer Metastasis. Index.

About the Editors

Roland Kaunas is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and the director of the Cell Mechanobiology Laboratory at Texas A&M University. He earned his BS in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, his MS in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, and his PhD in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 2005. His research focuses on experimental and computational modeling of cell reorganization and mechanotransduction in response to matrix stretching, fluid shear stress mechanotransduction in sprouting angiogenesis, and the development of collagen-based scaffolds for adult stem cell delivery for osteoregenerative therapies.

Assaf Zemel is a senior lecturer of theoretical biophysics and head of theoretical biophysics laboratory at the Institute of Dental Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also affiliated with the Fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics at the Center for Bioengineering of the Hebrew University. Assaf earned his PhD in theoretical chemistry from the Hebrew University. He then shifted to the field of cell mechanics for his postdoctoral research. His current research focuses on understanding the physical mechanisms underlying the morphology, dynamics and internal structure of cells, and the mechanics of cell-cell interactions and morphogenesis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology