Klug Research Group

Computational Biomechanics at UCLA


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We study problems at the interface of mechanics and biology. Using theoretical and computational techniques mostly from continuum mechanics and molecular biophysics, we aim to understand how the physical properties of biological structures and materials are involved in biological function from molecular and cellular scales upward. Current research projects focus on:

  • assembly and mechanical properties of viral capsids,
  • mechanical interactions and structure of protein and lipid domains in biomembranes,
  • mechanical properties of active semiflexible cytoskeletal gels,
  • electromechanics of the heart

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Professor William S. Klug

University of California Los Angeles
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Office: 48-121B Engineering IV
Phone: (310) 794-7347
Email: klug@seas.ucla.edu

Computational Biomechanics Lab: 37-112 Engineering IV
Phone: (310) 825-8688





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