Washington University has long been a leader in the mechanobiology. This includes faculty across three departments in engineering, and two departments in the School of Arts and Sciences. Past students have benefited from this broad context, and exposure to nearly the entire range of mechanobiology research throughout the university.

Our students:
1. Developed cross-cutting research skills in mechanobiology.
2. Learned to communicate and collaborate in innovative and meaningful ways across engineering, physics, and biology, including through teaching in an afternoon high school outreach module.
3. Contributed to Washington University’s ongoing efforts to understand the mechanobiological principles governing how cells remember mechanical force.
4. Developed a passion for research and a desire to pursue graduate study.
5. Learned how to be successful in careers in industry or academic research, and connected with mentors in academia and industry.

Program alumni have went on to careers in varying fields in both academia and industry like Bayer Crop Science, Pfizer, and in healthcare.

See below for details on past programs:

Summer 2021
Summer 2020
Summer 2019
Summer 2018