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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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BMED 6550 - Cell Biomechanics

The mechanics of single cells and cells in a continuum are discussed in the context of the modulation of cell function by mechanical stresses. Topics include: mechanical forces in the natural environment of various mammalian cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, osteoblasts, and epithelial cells), mathematical formulations of force distribution and force transmission, cell motility, models of cell membrane skeleton, cell deformability and elasticity, mechanical properties of cell membranes, and role of mechanical forces in cell structure/function.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: BMED 4540 or ENGR 2530 with permission from the instructor.

When Offered: Spring alternate years.

Credit Hours: 3

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