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 brodland collage

Welcome to the Brodland lab. We focus on the mechanics of cell and tissue morphogenesis - the physical forces that drive self-organization of cells, tissues and, ultimately, whole organisms. These processes are important in embryogenesis, regenerative medicine and cancer metastases. We use experiments and computational models to investigate these forces, and have developed advanced computer software and custom test instruments to aid us in our quest.

You might also like to check out our Beam Bending Videos and Java applets, and the story of how we developed some of our computational models.