Biomechanics is a branch of physiology that applies engineeringprinciples to biological systems. Research in this field is multidisciplinary:studies range from looking at the genetic code and molecular organization ofbiopolymers, to looking at the consequences that materials and structures haveon an organism's survival.
Our lab is primarily concerned with biomaterials, a branch of biomechanicsthat investigates the mechanical function of biological materials andstructures. We apply stresses to materials to determine mechanical propertiessuch as stiffness, strength and toughness. The two primary areas of research inour lab are:
1. The functional role of elastic energy storage systems in thecardiovascular dynamics and locomotor mechanics of animals.
2. The molecular and morphological basis of functionally importantmechanical properties in biological materials.
Professor John M. Gosline , Lab Supervisor
|MargoA. Lillie (Research Associate)||Douglas Fudge (PhD Student)||Tara Law (PhD Student)|
|William Megill (PhD Student)||Christine Ortlepp (MSc Student)||Ken Savage (Ph.D. Student)|
|Paul Guerette, Ph.D. (Post doc)|
|Mario Kasapi, Ph.D.|
We would appreciate any comments, questions or remarks you might have
Last updated: May 12th, 1999