Biomedical Engineering Cell, Tissue and Fluids Lab
This lab is equipped with specialized and general purpose “wet lab” equipment including CO2 incubators, Biological Safety Cabinets, Inverted Microscopes, Plate Reader, Water bath, Fume Hood, and access to a walk-in cooler and other equipment necessary for the preparation and support of biological materials.
The lab was intentionally designed to serve as a multipurpose teaching facility to support fundamental curricular objectives that include cell and tissue biomechanical concepts covered in Intro to Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, chemical and physical properties of biological materials discussed in Intro to Biomaterials Science and integrated functionality associated with a variety of human tissues, organs and organ systems presented in Systems Physiology I, II.
The Biomechanics/Biomaterials lab offered in the spring of the 2nd year has a significant component in which the quantification of material properties and cell-material interactions covered in the Biomaterials course is applied. Students perform stress-strain analysis of cartilage models in compression and cell adhesion studies on surfaces coated with a variety of molecules.
Courses that are hosted in this facility include:
- BIME-181 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
- BIME-391 Biomechanics/Biomaterials Lab
- BIME-491 Quantitative Physiological Signal Analysis Lab