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Faculty Position – Biosystems

Biomechanics: The importance of biomechanics at all levels from the mechanics of single molecules to tissue development, regeneration and homeostasis has been well established. We seek to strengthen the ME research portfolio through research activities in molecular, cellular or multicellular biomechanics, in which mechanical signals are quantitatively measured, perturbed, and simulated across different spatial scales. Areas of interest include the cytoskeleton, cell motility, intracellular transport and DNA mechanics. There is also significant interest in bioenergetics, energy transduction, and chemo-mechanical transduction. A principal objective is to advance the study of the causal effects of biomechanics, bioenergetics and morphogenetic signals and their cross-regulation on intracellular signaling dynamics and gene regulatory networks. Candidates who draw from approaches in bioengineering, biophysics and quantitative cell biology will have the opportunity to pursue multi-scale biomechanics research in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.