20.310 Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics

Class Info

Develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. Topics include structure of tissues and the molecular basis for macroscopic properties; chemical and electrical effects on mechanical behavior; cell mechanics, motility and adhesion; biomembranes; biomolecular mechanics and molecular motors. Experimental methods for probing structures at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels.

This class has 2.370, 2.772J, 18.03, 3.016, and 7.01x as prerequisites.

20.310 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. Jonas, M. Bathe and K. Van Vliet.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-163.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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