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About: Lance

Biography:
"Mechanics is one of the truly unifying principles of morphogenesis." We study how cell and tissue mechanics generate the unique body plan of the embryo. I have been interested in the interfaces between engineering, physics, and biology since obtaining a BS in Physics from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Biophysics at University of California at Berkeley. My PhD work, postdoctoral research, and ongoing studies in the lab highlight the ways multidisciplinary research can bring new insights to understanding classical questions in biology.
Website:
http://www.engr.pitt.edu/ldavidson/

Posts by Lance:

Postdoctoral Positions in Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

  Positions are available to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Mechanics of Morphogenesis / Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. Our group focuses on studying the molecular, cellular, and tissue-scale processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis. Projects can involve quantitative cell biology, biophysics,[…]

The Third USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics of Development

Posted by on March 8th, 2011

The Third USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics of Development June 21, 2011, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA In the fields of tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and regenerative medicine, much can be learned by studying how nature creates tissues and organs in the embryo. Accordingly, the last decade has seen rapidly expanding interest among[…]

Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Pittsburgh in Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis

Posted by on August 20th, 2010

Postdoctoral Positions are available for highly qualified and motivated candidates to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. The laboratory focuses on studying the molecular-, cellular, and tissue-scale processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis. Projects involve a combination of[…]