20.410 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 7.01x, 2.002, 2.006, 6.013, 10.301, and 10.302 as prerequisites.

20.410 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by R. D. Kamm and K. Van Vliet.

Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 9-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 20.410 was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J) site or on the 20.410 Stellar site.

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