Mission and vision

Our Vision

Develop a new discipline and a new generation of scientific leaders to understand and control force in living systems.

Our Mission

  • Define how molecules, cells, and tissues integrate mechanics within plant and animal biology to create new materials, biomedical therapies, and improved agricultural technologies
  • Utilize multidisciplinary approaches to interrogate and guide the formation of biological structures on multiple scales
  • Engineer platforms for innovative research, tool development, and training of critical thinkers.