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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Molecular and Cellular Mechanics

BME 59500 / 3 Cr.

This course is aimed at understanding the mechanical designs of cells with emphasis on the dynamics of cellular components such as biopolymers (DNA and proteins), two-dimensional and three-dimensional filament networks, and lipid membranes. The topics include entropic consideration and persistence length of biopolymers, energy distributions in network structures, dynamics of filaments and motor proteins, membrane stability and undulations, integration of cellular components, and mechanical design of cells.