Pulmonary Mechanobiology Lab
Mechanobiology is the application or analysis of the role of mechanical forces in prompting a cellular response, leading to a quantifiable change in form and/or function. The pulmonary mechanobiology lab seeks to understand how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces in the healthy and diseased lung, and to use this information to find more effective treatments for pulmonary disease, therapeutic targets for lung cancer, and approaches for lung regeneration.
Ongoing projects include:
- Ventilator induced lung injury in the aging lung
- Primary cilia mechanics in non-small cell lung cancer
- Cell-extracellular matrix therapies for lung regeneration
- Pulmonary tissue engineering