The Tendon Multiscale Mechanics and Mechanobiology Lab is part of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania State University. Our research investigates the interplay between tendon multiscale mechanics and mechanobiology in the context of tissue remodeling (e.g., degeneration, repair, and development). The ultimate goals of this work are to identify the causes of tendon pathology, discover novel therapeutic options, and direct the design of biomaterials that can recapitulate the behavior of native tissue. This multidisciplinary research involves the use of multiscale mechanical testing, computational modeling, cell and tissue culture, and biomaterial fabrication.
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation