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. Create a platform for innovative research and training in order to produce the workforce of the future.