BME I5600 Cell Mechanotransduction

The course covers the basic principles and latest developments in the transduction of mechanical forces into cellular biochemical responses (mechanotransduction). The principles are presented in the context of specific cell types and tissues including: cardiovascular, bone, kidney, cartilage, intervertebral disk and others. A team of academic experts presents lectures on specific tissues emphasizing the general principles of mechanotransduction as they apply to specific cell types. Key papers will be assigned to students for class presentation and discussion. A final literature review will be required.


Undergraduate course in cell and molecular biology and biomechanics or the equivalent



Contact Hours

2.5 hr./wk.