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Changes in Tissue Stiffness and its Role in Disease

Professor:Cynthia Reinhart-King

reinhart-kingProject Description:During numerous diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis, tissues become stiffer. This stiffening can contribute to the dysfunction of the cells in the tissue. This project will involve the fabrication and characterization of novel materials which mimic this stiffening process.

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