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Andrew Harris

Assistant Professor
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 7090
    Building:Mackenzie, Room 4514A
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:Ph.D. (University College London), MPhys (Univeristy of Leeds)


    Research Interests:

    1. Investigating the molecular determinants of cell and tissue mechanical properties
    2. Polymer mechanics
    3. Engineering new tools to study biology
    4. Reverse engineering protein, cell and tissue mechanical properties for use in regenerative medicine


    My current research interests are focused on studying how subcellular networks of polymers and proteins endow cells and tissues with the mechanical characteristics that are critical to their physiological function. This interdisciplinary research involves developing new tools and techniques to measure cellular mechanical properties, with a view towards understanding the origins of disease and developing new therapeutic approaches.

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