3.971J 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 2.002, 2.006, 6.013, 10.301, and 10.302 as prerequisites.

3.971J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. D. Kamm and K. Van Vliet.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 3.971J was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: Asymptotic and computational problems in single-link clustering site.

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