Nuclear deformation research

NSF: Engineers examine the mechanical forces that influence cell development

Jan. 20, 2022

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Purdue University, funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation, explored how mechanical forces guide the early cell development of organisms.

Contracting heart cells exert forces on their genetic material

The Conversation: Mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells’ DNA, with implications for development and disease

Dec. 21, 2021

In a new study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, Professor Corey Neu and his team found that mechanical forces can reorganize the genetic material inside the nucleus of heart cells and affect how they develop and function.


Nuclear deformation research could advance artificial tissue engineering

Dec. 2, 2021

Biomedical Engineering Professor Corey Neu and Benjamin Seelbinder's (PhDMech’19) work, now published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, looks at how cells adapt to their environment and how a mechanical environment influences a cell. Their research has the potential to tackle major health obstacles.

Bottenus and Neu

Groundbreaking biomedical engineering innovators awarded $1.5 million in grants at Lab Venture Challenge finals

Nov. 12, 2021

Biomedical Engineering Professors Nick Bottenus and Corey Neu each won the Lab Venture Challenge 2021 Award in Biosciences.